Tanfield Railway

Tanfield Railway

The Tanfield Waggonway was built in around 1720 to transport coal from the inland collieries of County Durham, to the staithson the River Tyne at Redheugh.From here the coal was transported in keels downriver to South Shields, then transferred to colliers for the...
Copt Hill

Copt Hill

This weeks outing took us to the Seven Sisters at Copt Hill. Copt Hill Seven Sisters is an example of a round barrow which has already provided evidence of a large number of burials and of Neolithic origins. The seven sisters refers to the circle of trees at the top...