Hudeshope Beck & Aukside

Nice and circular walk passing by Hudeshope Beck & Aukside.

Technical sheet
No. 4233285
A Middleton in Teesdale walk posted on 22/10/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 22/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.08km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 101m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 99m
Highest point Highest point : 329m
Lowest point Lowest point : 228m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Middleton in Teesdale
Starting point Starting point : N 54.62329° / W 2.083395°
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Description

(D/A) Leaving the cafe turn left up Bridge St. and left again at the main road.

(1) Almost immediately after the Teesdale Hotel take the road that turns off to the right signposted ‘Stanhope’. This road leads you past the Victorian parish church of St Mary’s and rises steeply up Town Head, but you leave it fairly soon by taking the road with a no through road sign that runs off to the left (Beck Road).

(2) The road leads into the attractive Hudeshope Woods and quickly drops down to Hudeshope Beck. As you walk you pass several small waterfalls and a picnic area. Continue along the road to cross the Miners’ Bridge. In a few yards you’ll see a gate on your left with two waymarks on it.

(3) Go through the gate and follow the arrow to the left. This crosses a small stream (be careful, after heavy rain it can be very fast flowing and quite wide) and rises up to a fence. Keeping the fence on your left follow tit uphill. When it joins a wall keep the wall on your left for a short distance to a stile.

(4) Go over the stile and cross the field diagonally roughly towards the junction of two walls to find another stone stile. Cross it and follow the wall on your left to a stile that leads out onto a Lane. Turn down the access lane and follow it past a barn and a disused house until arrive at Aukside Villa on your left. Immediately past the villa go through the gate on your left and then another gate a few yards on. Angle slowly to the right across the field to reach, in about 200 yards, a stone slab ‘bridge’ over a stream and go through the stile just beyond it. Turn left and go through two more fields, passing an old cottage and barn on your left and arriving at a wooden gate into the woods.

(5) Beyond this follow a path along side Throstle Gill, with a wall on your right. You will reach a wider track in the woods. Here turn right and continue passing a few houses on your right and descending steps to reach the street. Now simply turn left and follow this road down to Alston Road, where you turn left again to return to the centre of Middleton (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 228m - Cafe
1 : km 0.23 - alt. 235m - Teesdale Hotel
2 : km 0.54 - alt. 259m - Hudeshope Woods
3 : km 1.42 - alt. 272m - Gate
4 : km 2.04 - alt. 295m - Stile
5 : km 2.97 - alt. 292m - Throstle Gill
D/A : km 4.08 - alt. 230m - Cafe

Useful Information

​Parking : ​​ Middleton Sports' and Social Club

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 05 Apr 2021 13:35:18 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 05/04/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great walk, although I can imagine after bad weather it wouldn’t be great underfoot. It is an easy walk as suggested but beware of the hill after miners bridge! It is EXTREMELY steep! Only short distance but would have been nice to have been aware.

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