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Teesdale Challenge Walk - Hamsterley


27 km / 17 miles
An anytime challenge walk, which can be rough and wet underfoot in places, over Monk's Moor to Great Eggles Hope, along Wire Gill and Candleseive Sike. A track leads along Sharnberry Beck to reach Hamsterley Forest. After leaving the forest Egglestone Common is crossed and later the Teesdale Way is picked up for the riverside return to Middleton-in-Teesdale.

The walk is one of four in the 'Gold' Challenge series promoted by the Upper Teesdale Tourism Network. A detailed route description is provided on the website below. After completing two walks a certificate can be claimed.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Industrial History
Start and Finish: NY948254 - Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2014
Web Sites: Teesdale Challenge Walks - Hamsterley

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate Certificate for Teesdale Challenge Walks  (Upper Teesdale Tourism Network )


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Route Profile:

27.3 km (17.0 miles)
802 m (2,631 ft) ascent
562 m (1,844 ft)  maximum height

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