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High Hills of Teesdale

High Hills of Teesdale

by:Keven Shevels
Teesdale is one of the most popular walking areas in the North East and is extolled by Wainwright in his book on the Pennine Way for its 'sylvan beauty'. However, there is another side to this picturesque dale and that is the high moorland peaks that surround it. You will not find the crowds of peak-baggers on these hills which seem to have been created for solitude and isolation. Here you will be unlucky if you come across another walker. Just yourself, the grouse and the curlew: the hill walker's dream.
As the River Tees makes its way down from its birthplace on the slopes of Cross Fell it passes eight distinct hills each soaring above the 2,000 feet mark that qualifies them as a mountain. Totally different from the usual image of a Lakeland mountain, these are a ring of moorland summits clad in heather and peat instead of rock. These are the hills explored by the walks in this guidebook.
The guide provides clear route instructions for each of the eight walks, including detailed route diagrams. There is also plenty of practical information for planning and safety. However, you should not venture onto these hills without an OS Explorer map and compass as the countryside is wild, exposed and pathless. All the walks have been grade using the Ferguson Grading System, which gives a very clear indication of the difficulty of the route.
The walk locations are: Bink Moss; Fendrith Hill; James Hill; Meldon Hill; Viewing Hill; Three Pikes and Great Stony Hill; Burnhope Seat; Mickle Fell.
ISBN 9781905444205 pages 82 (2008) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.50

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