Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tumuli and Peacocks on Moors Walk; Gig of the Week: Tellison Walk: Newton Mulgrave and Borrowby Distance: 51/2 Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tumuli and Peacocks on Moors Walk; Gig of the Week: Tellison Walk: Newton Mulgrave and Borrowby Distance: 51/2 Miles

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

SPREAD along the strip of land between the A174 and A171 roads to the south of Hinderwell are hamlets and villages with any number of interesting man-made and natural features.

Starting from East Cottage in the village of Newton Mulgrave as we look westwards, there are views of Borrowby on a ridge and we walk along the roadway past Townlands Farm on our left.

Within a few hundred yards we spot a wooden field gate on our right and cross the nearby stile in the hedge to follow a clear trackway, with a wire fence on our left.

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There are fine all round views as our route rises gently and we keep to the left between wire fences and then with a hedgerow on our right.

A left turn through the next field gate takes us gently downhill with woodland on our left hand side.

At the junction of routes we turn left to make our way down the slope and over the beck.

Continuing ahead out of the woodland we cross a stile before bearing left to the top corner of the next field.

Our route now runs directly ahead past Keld Hill and an area of woodland on our right. There are four more stiles along the next section before we reach the public road at Low Borrowby.

Turning to the right up the sloping roadway we follow the sharp bend uphill to the junction where we bear left into Borrowby.

The Barn is prominent on our right with Middle Farm and an equestrian centre on our left hand side.

The roadway slopes uphill along Moor Lane and after about half a mile we bear left through a field gate to join the public footpath that runs along the top edge of the field close to the fence.

Passing a white walled property on our right, we catch sight of yachts on Scaling Dam away to our right as we continue ahead towards buildings at Stang Howe.

Peacocks were roaming this part of the moor during my visit and we bear left to follow the bridleway across open moorland. …

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