Bowes to High Force

We needed ‘stuff’ – so went and caught a bus into Barnard Castle – realising on said bus that I had left my phone charger in the hotel room. We bought stuff we needed – mainly padding for our feet! Then caught the bus to Middleton and walked along the river bank.

We crossed the wrong bridge – a suspension bridge that had warning signs that only one person could cross at a time – so then had miles to walk along a busy road to our hotel. When we got there a Pickfords van was outside – the hotel had been sold in between us booking and arriving – and the new owners had got there just before we did! It was a hotel which was stuck in the 70s, if not the 60s, so definitely needed a revamp. The new owners were really friendly and helpful and even managed to give us dinner.

Bowes to High Force

We needed ‘stuff’ – so went and caught a bus into Barnard Castle – realising on said bus that I had left my phone charger in the hotel room. We bought stuff we needed – mainly padding for our feet! Then caught the bus to Middleton and walked along the river bank.

We crossed the wrong bridge – a suspension bridge that had warning signs that only one person could cross at a time – so then had miles to walk along a busy road to our hotel. When we got there a Pickfords van was outside – the hotel had been sold in between us booking and arriving – and the new owners had got there just before we did! It was a hotel which was stuck in the 70s, if not the 60s, so definitely needed a revamp. The new owners were really friendly and helpful and even managed to give us dinner.