The first ever 'Spring Walk' was enjoyed in almost glorious summer conditions - Dry & Sunny throughout. Eight young lads endured a daunting trek through wild Teesdale. Actually it was more of a gentle stroll through the countryside stopping off at the occasional watering hole.
I did have an alternative route planned for today, but a couple of concerns made me re-think at the last minute and fall back on a guaranteed good walk that we have done before. Pubs are usually the problem these days, they are either shut for good or only open at certain times and even then they can be closed even when they are meant to be open - so it make the planning of these days much more complicated than you would expect. Today's walk had the novel feature of a cafe lunch rather than the usual pub lunch, which did raise a few eyebrows especially when we reached Romaldkirk at 3pm having only had two pints since 11:30am, this was unheard of. We had a bit of catching up to do.
As for the walk itself, we visited Eggleston and its Hall, Romaldkirk and finally Cotherstone before a minibus ride into Barnard Castle for the evening and then finishing the day off in the Golden Smog in Stockton.
Good day all round.
3D outline of route