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Causey Arch Nordic Walk Blog

Causey Arch Nordic Walk Blog

Mon 16th October 2017

We are varying the areas of our Nordic Walks and this was a walk South of the river at Causey Arch/Tanfield Railway near Stanley.

A lot of the group arrived very early and headed to the Causey House Tearoom for a quick cuppa before meeting up with the rest.

The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny and most people were in t-shirts (amazing for October).

We had our little detour right at the beginning as we headed downhill away from the road to turn back and walk along the road to Tanfield Railway's Andrews House station.  As always the group was well spread out with Martin at the front, me in the middle and Ruth at the back. 

We walked through some lovely woodland along the river and came to the footbridge which gave us a magnificent view of Causey Arch itself (the oldest surviving single-arch railway bridge in the world), group photograph taken we then walked up the stairs (sorry Mary) to the top of Causey Arch.  Lots of photographs were taken, some people went up to see the train line before we turned around and headed to Tommy Armstrong's (Pitmen Poet) Tearoom.

Lots of tea, cakes and cheese scones were consumed before we headed off up an overgrown path, at which point we couldn't see some of the smaller members of the group.  At the end of this path the group had become very stretched and we mislaid a small group with Ruth in charge of them.   They caught us up.  We walked along the road towards Beamish Hall and towards Causey Arch Inn and through a field back towards our first tearoom, the Causey House Tearoom.

It had been such a beautiful day that unfortunately the Tearoom had run out of a lot of stuff, but everyone found something to eat.

Thank you to Martin and Ruth for helping on the day. 

It was great to see so many Nordic Nuts again (some who we haven't seen for a while) and I hope to see you soon.

Next walk if 4th November 2017 and is a short, flat walk at Plessey Woods Country Park.

Love Julie x


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