Marking the Parish Boundaries

If you’re walking through Teesdale on the Teesdale Way you’re bound to encounter pairs of what look like milk churns or chimney pots, split down the middle and usually rust-red in colour. Inscribed vertically on each are the place names of the Teesdale parishes whose boundaries they mark: Middleton-in-Teesdale, Eggleston, Romaldkirk, Hunderthwaite, Cotherstone, Lartingon, Barnard …

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Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force is an unexpectedly impressive waterfall tucked away discreetly off the B6277 between Teesdale and Alston in Cumbria, UK. It’s most conveniently accessed from Ashgill Bridge which crosses the Ash Gill shortly before it joins the River South Tyne (NY 759404). A 10-metre thick lip of blue-grey Scar Limestone – almost directly below the …

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