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Walking the Line – The Slack to Low Lands

19/03/2022 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Walking the Line – Haggerleases Branch Line. The Slack to Lands – Friday 19th March 10.30am

The second walk is from The Slack to Lands. This is 1.3 miles each way but there is much more to see so it is likely to take a while. The walk can also be extended to include the additional length of branch line added between 1839 and 1856 south of Butterknowle. Our objective and methodology is the same as walk 1.

We will start at the terminus of the branch line and walk across the open access area of Cockfield Fell following the branch line to Lands, then return again. There is likely to be more criss-crossing of the area as we look for remains. You might even find wellies useful

If you would like to join us on This walk, please email Caroline at caroline@aenvironment.co.uk and say which walk you’d like to join (or both). I will send you joining instructions/directions and screen shots of historic maps and some background information.

Please also provide your mobile phone number (in case we need to contact each other in the morning due to alterations in the programme and an ICE (in Case of Emergency) contact should you find that the excitement has all been too much for you. I will give you my mobile phone number in case you need to contact me on the morning of the walk. Please note, I have given no finishing time for these walks as it will take as long as it takes to find the features of interest and record them. I’d certainly bring snacks and a water bottle.


10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Caroline Hardie


The Slack
Butterknowle, DL13 5HX
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