Monday, April 13, 2009

Upper Teesdale

WALK OF THE WEEK - 13/04/09

12.5 miles / 6 hours. Bowlees, High Force, Cronkley Fell, Upper Teedale, Raven Crag, Forest-in-Teesdale, Dirt Pit.

The upper reaches of Teesdale stand as England's last wilderness, a vast landscape of open fells, moors and sweeping valleys. Here you will find the Teesdale Assemblage, a unique and rare collection of arctic-alpine plants that have survived since the last Ice Age. The path across Cronkley Fell is known as the Green Trod, an ancient cattle drove road across the fells from Teesdale to Dufton. The views are superb, including this photo of the start of the descent down into Upper Teesdale.