A Medieval Wander




On Saturday 19th October, 11 walkers met in the car park at Thorpe Thewles station for a 15 mile walk. We set off a little after 9am and walked through Thorpe Thewles village on the way to Stillington and through forest park which was once a vast steel works area.

After the park we crossed to Foxton where we stopped for a short break.  Then on to Sedgefield, on the way passing the first medieval site of Shotton. After Sedgefield we went through Cote Nook and Old Acres Hall farms, on this section we stopped for lunch.

Then we crossed the A689 passing a wind farm and over the Castle Eden Walkway to Embleton and Low Swainton which again were medieval villages. After this section we crossed over the A689 again joining the Castle Eden walkway back to the start.

Although the fields that we had to cross tended to be muddy after all the rain we have had it did not spoil the walk. The weather was kind to us all day with clear skies until the finish. When we got back to the car park at 3pm it started to rain.

Thanks to all those who came on the walk.


Daves Photos

Peters Photos

Bobs Photos

Barbaras Photos