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TWN | Walking Group - Elephant Trees & Doctors Gate

A lovely walk across the ridge to the 'iconic' Elephant trees with extensive views over Weardale and return over grouse moor and farm land.

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.

The walk itself is relatively easy but has been classed as moderate because some tracks, although good surfaces, are uneven and have loose stones underfoot. There is one longish hill towards the end of the walk.

Distance: 8miles Ascent: 235feet


Road junction 1 mile south of Wolsingham

Nearest postcode: DL13 3NX Grid Ref: NZ072357 What 3 words: thousands.teardrop.rinses

The walk starts just off the Wolsingham to Hamsterley road about 1mile south of Wolsingham. Near the top of the hill where the main road (Wear Bank) bends left (and becomes Howlea Lane) take the minor road that continues straight ahead up the hill. Park on the verge. Further parking just beyond the sharp left bend on the minor road. There are no public transport services to the start.



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