Day 48 Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck

22nd May 2018

Weather: Cloudy and cool in the morning. Sunshine from 12:00, comfortably warm.

All Day 48 photos on Dropbox

With just 8 miles to do today, for once I had a slow breakfast. After a food shop sat on a bench on the green. Examining the 1:25k map I discovered the South Tyne Trail between Alston and Haltwhistle, not shown as footpath on 1:50k: it will shave off 6.5 miles, 500m ascent, a whole 3.5 hours walking time to Once Brewed! Possibly

For today, set off walking 12:30, and a huge contrast to yesterday’s bleak moors and heat. Green fields, alongside the river Tees. Lots of flowers (more pictures on the full set than shown below), waterfalls. Much cooler. Timed arrival at hostel perfectly for 5pm and a long restful evening, although a walk along road to hotel for a meal. Clouds on the felltops, sunshine across the meadows of upper Teesdale. Beautiful

After the pub: in the hostel 5 men who walked from Tan Hill Inn today. A “short day” they said: previous day walked from HIR to Tan Hill. Headed to Alston tomorrow, via Dufton. One day to my two! Even though they are getting luggage couriered, still amazing.

A 6-bed dorm all to myself

Path through bluebells

Flower 1 to name

Flower 2 to name

Not an early purple I think

This elaborate arrangement on a tree

Low Force

Don’t blink

Caddis-fly rock art

High Force

Looking SE from Langdon Beck bridge

12:30 to 17:00

Planned route available as track on ViewRanger

Author: Walklizard

May your feet stay dry as you walk through the bog. May your face be unblemished as you walk in the sunshine.

4 thoughts on “Day 48 Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck”

  1. The first one is crosswort. In fuller yellowy flower than the ones we saw coming out of Malham. The next one is bugle. I’ll see what Sue says for the orchid!
    That stretch of the river is where I have seen the quite rare birds eye primrose before at this time of year so I await the rest of the photos.

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  2. Still an early purple I think, can get them until end May, particularly in the north. It’s got the spotted leaves etc.

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  3. Still an early purple I think, can get them until end May, particularly in the north. It’s got the spotted leaves etc.

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  4. Seems as though you are slowing up old boy! Me too, as it’s taking me most of the next day to see your updates on this blog whilst everyone else seems to see them straight away.
    Keep going, nearly caught Kat up!

    Vic

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