Mortham Tower

*Mortham Tower

The Morritt – Mortham Tower – Whorlton Lido – Barningham Circular

10 mile circular walk

Turn right out of the hotel and cross the bridge. Turn left over a stile and through the underpass. Ascend to join the park wall. Cross to a barn and bear left to re-join the wall.

After a pond bear right to join the Teesdale way and then cross open countryside keeping to the hedge side. Follow the wall around the wood, before turning right alongside another wall and then descend to Whorlton Bridge.

Cross the road and join the riverside path through Whorlton Lido, a lane then takes you past cottages on your left. Shortly, turn right between a wire fence and a newly planted hedge and then bear left to a road. Turn right and shortly after re-joining the road turn left through a gateway to cross two fields to a wood corner.

Left along the hedge, then right to pass Sloper House to the A66. Cross the road and turn left, walking along the verge and turn right up a bridleway and past Newsham Lodge. At a sharp bend bear right across a field. The arrowed path now passes through a farmyard, then right over a stile in the corner. Head for the far corner to join a lane left.

Cross the road through another farm, up through two gates and turn right to enter the Park. Cross to the bottom of the wood and enter.

Pass the hall and descend the drive to the village. Cross the churchyard, then left to join the road past Wilson House. After a drive on the left, turn left and right along an arbored path. The path descends to the river. Cross the field and the farmyard to Greta Bridge.

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