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Coal Mines, Caves & Quarries in the heart of Durham City

Sunday 18th October 2020 Not a lot of people know this but you can download excellent on-line field guides, or self-guided geology tours, from the British Geological Survey’s Earthwise site, in this case one around the Durham Peninsula as published by the Yorkshire Geological Society of which I’m proud to call myself a very amateur …

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Weardale waterfall inspires first ‘official’ Durham Cow video

Tuesday 29th September 2020 The other day I drove up to Eastgate, in Weardale, to walk up the Rookhope Burn and photograph a rock. Not any old rock though, this was an outcrop of the Little Whin Sill, an extensive intrusion of volcanic magma, the big brother of which underpins Hadrian’s Wall and is the …

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Teesdale Way & Weardale Way – Free Route Sheets & .GPX

To support our books and to help with documenting day-to-day issues on the trail (temporary or otherwise) we publish FREE ROUTE SHEETS comprising directions for single sections, a supporting map and a separate .GPX file. Both are available to download FREE OF CHARGE in the SHOP which will ultimately be handling our book sales. The …

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