We awake to an early shower of rain, not what is needed on a moving day. But it soon clears and the wind and sun dry the awning out quickly. We have enjoyed our week in Lealholm staying on Wild Slack Farm. Martin runs a cracking site, the views are stunning and we have been lucky to have seen some outstanding sunsets. There is the added bonus of the Board Inn nearby.
After a short drive, part of which is through Middlesbrough, not the most attractive of places but littered with interesting old buildings, we arrive in Durham. We are staying beside the River Wear at the Rowing Club, a small site but ideally located for walking into Durham.
We are only staying a few days so decide not to pitch the awning and are soon ready to take a wander along the riverbank to Shincliffe, an attractive village on the edge of the City. From there we walk up into Durham to get our bearings.
In the evening we meet up with our friends Alan and Anne. Alan is a local and after our meal at the Rose Tree in Shincliffe we take a short walk and he points out the incline of the old railway and the engine house at the bottom of the village.
Alan and Anne provide us with ideas of places to visit when we reach Berwick-on-Tweed later in the week. This will be unknown territory for us so a bit of local knowledge is always useful.
30th June 2014
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