|Date ...||Monday, 25 May 2009|
|Distance ...||6.75 miles|
|Ascent ...||275 feet|
|Time ...||2 hours 45 mins|
|Weather ...||19 ºC, light winds, sunny, and dry|
|Start ...||High Coniscliffe - roadside parking (NZ224154)|
|Maps ...||Ordnance Survey - Explorer Nº304 (1:25,000) or Landranger Nº92 (1:50,000)|
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The route map of our walk
After leaving the village green we headed down past the old mill house at the beginning of the walk
Just behind the village some of the fields have been turned into woodland, the tree's are still quite small but it's still lovely and one of our favourite summer evening dog walks ...
Sheena heading through the young woodland, Tim's somewhere in the long grass!
The Hawthorn blossom was out, the bushes look wonderful covered in the small white flowers
Horses from the local farm enjoying the lush grass in the water meadow
Cows in fields can be a problem sometimes if you have a dog, luckily today they didn't bother us
The first half of the walk in a mixture of fields and quiet country lanes
All the fields were full of long grass swaying in the breeze with a a few wild flowers here and there
Well almost every field, this one had recently been cut for silage
The farmer baling the grass
The A1 was very busy, well it was a Bank Holiday Monday and a very sunny one!
Coniscliffe Grange farm, the highest point of the walk
The walk passes the Baydale Beck pub, today they were having a real ale festival so we stopped off for a quick pint or two ...
The pretty village of Low Coniscliffe
Looking across the fields of barley towards Merrybent village as we walked through the woods along side the river
Mentioning water, guess where Tim headed?
It was a really warm afternoon so he enjoyed cooling off in the river
His favourite game is fetching stones we throw in for him, he doesn't always get the right one though
A quick shake!
Another one of Tim's favourite paddling spots, the ford across the river
More fields of barley .....
My favourite part of the walk, at this time of the year the smell of the wild garlic is over powering!
St Edwin's church which means we are back at the village and the end of the walk