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Diary Day Thirteen

Day Baldersdale to Langdon Beck
Date Wednesday 7th June 2006.
Distance 15.70 miles
Total Distance 157.40 miles
Ascent 1841 feet
Total Ascent 26,274 feet
Moving Average 2.40 miles per hour

Sunny and hot with occasional light breeze


We had a really lovely evening at Clove Lodge, our hosts Caroline & Kit cooked and served us a lovely meal in the dining room overlooking the moors. There were ducks in the house here as well but they were of the wooden variety.


After a delicious breakfast we started out on our walk to Langdon Beck at 8.30am, it was already warm and sunny.

We climbed up from Clove Lodge going from field to field then we came to one with a massive bull & a few cows in it. When we approached they moved off into the corner of the field where we needed to go to get over the stile. As we got nearer the bull kept watching us, Colin was quite frightened which was surprising, as he had spent most of his short life living at the Bulls Head. Mo (& Dave) were a bit worried as well, so Mo led the way climbing over the wall into the next field. We had to climb back into the bulls field to get over the stile as we did he led the cows away, we think he was just playing with us, but better safe then sorry.

We continued on crossing the reservoir bridge getting wonderful views of both Baldershead & Blackton Reservoirs, up through a nature reserve and past Hannah’s Meadow. On past Selset & Grassholme Reservoirs, through Lunedale and up through wild flower meadow fields, Dropping down towards Middleton-in-Teesdale we chatted with walkers on their way up, passing the Kirkcarrion Burial Ground down to the road turning left before the Tees Bridge.

Along a path lined with bluebells with lovely wild flower meadow fields to the side and yes another bull. This time he was more interested in his cows than us so we passed by unnoticed. We stopped for a lunch break at Low Force then on to High Force with the water thundering down the waterfalls above the sound of our voices. We were getting tired now and pressed on to arrive at Langdon Beck by 5pm.


Ta-ra for now Mo, Dave & Colin.

Mo in a Meadow (one man men went to)

Beware of the Bull

Dave at Low Force

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