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The Coniscliffe's

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
Summits ... None
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

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

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 ...

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well almost every field, this one had recently been cut for silage

The farmer baling the grass

The farmer baling the grass

The A1 was very busy, well it was a Bank Holiday Monday and a very sunny one!

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

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 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

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

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?

Mentioning water, guess where Tim headed?

It was a really warm afternoon so he enjoyed cooling off in the river

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

His favourite game is fetching stones we throw in for him, he doesn't always get the right one though

A quick shake!

A quick shake!

Another one of Tim's favourite paddling spots, the ford across the river

Another one of Tim's favourite paddling spots, the ford across the river

More fields of barley .....

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!

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

St Edwin's church which means we are back at the village and the end of the walk