Coverdale 18 November 2021

Posted by Wendy Bradley on 2021-11-27

A chilly start from Carlton in Coverdale led to people putting on extra layers.  Fifteen of us set off down the steep, wooded hill to Caygill Bridge and uphill to the typical dales village of West Scrafton.  We then followed the road to just before Nathwaite Bridge and through pasture to Swineside.  A coffee stop gave us great views over Coverdale in autumn hues.  From here we went down to Arkleside Bridge and followed the road into the pretty village of Horsehouse.  The village owes its name to one of the packhorse routes when wool was traded.

Lunch was taken outside the Thwaite Arms, which could have been a useful escape from the now showery weather.  We returned via the banks of the River Cover, Gammersgill with its lovely properties and the ancient Turnbeck Lane.  If there was a prize for the highest number of stiles on a walk, this one would be a contender!

Thanks to Dave for one of the photos.

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