Friday, 4 June 2010


After leaving Wellhope Gate the first house to see is High Byre, shown on the photo on the right. Part of Killhope Wood which was behind it has recently been felled and replanted. Farther along the track is Woodside and Wellhope House, shown on the left photo. These houses all belong to Weardale Estates and are lived in by estate workers and retired estate workers. Wellhope House was lived in for many years by the Dalton family, which consisted of 6 sons and 6 daughters. The moors behind are used for grouse shooting from August onwards.

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