Tanfield – 23rd February 2019

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This walk took us to County Durham and theTanfield Railway. The weather was excellent for February.

A few of us enjoyed a cup of tea and breakfast whilst waiting for the others to arrive. Martin went up to the main road as a few missed the turn off and needed further directions.

When everyone arrived we did our warm up and set off. We walked through the woodland along the waggonway. We passed through the old quarry until we reached the bridge which crosses the river just beside Causey Arch. A group photograph was taken.

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Next we had to walk up the stairs to the bridge. It is said to be the oldest surviving single-arch railway bridge in the world. We stood and watched lots of volunteers planting, clearing and cleaning the area of the Causey Arch Station.

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We followed along the waggonway to East Tanfield Station, unfortunately the tearoom was not open but we stopped for lunch anyway.

The walk then took us up to Beamish.  We walked through the site, passing the bakery and farmyard.  Following the road again through another woodland and back to our start point, the tearoom.  

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We said goodbye to a couple of our group whilst the rest of us visited the Causey Arch Tearoom for hot beef sandwiches and cake!

An interesting walk with a great group and we hope you enjoyed it.

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Julie & Martin x


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