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Diane Youdale takes in Teesside
BBC Tees' Diane Youdale
Diane Youdale
BBC Tees

Since returning to her home, BBC Tees' Diane Youdale has set herself the task of trying out all the walks in Teesside and County Durham.

An avid walker she's willing to try any of your suggestions, from a little stroll to a day long trek.

So far Diane's walked around Whitby, rediscovered Roseberry Topping, and enjoyed her latest experience in Egglescliffe.

Read her walking stories and share your suggestions with her here.

Egglescliffe Village Circular Walk: 3.75 miles

Summer is starting to move slowly away, and with a rabid sense of urgency I'm stringing my days out to the last in order to get my walks in!

I come off air having been in since just after 7am and start to get fidgety… the fresh air, rivers, moors and hills of our gorgeous area start chanting my name.

I decided to go out and about... from the back of St Johns Church Egglescliffe Village and then followed the Tees all the way around until eventually coming into the back of the village.

It took exactly an hour and was filled with pretty views and the wonderful sense of solitude. I loved looking out over the Tees, just where the confluence of the Leven is, and back at the Motte and Bailey that stands proud as an echo of a time when the Tees was probably shaped very differently nearby.

The walk takes you through a farmer's field, and although he was grumpy with me when I asked for directions, he did not dampen the fact my walk was wild and full of all the ingredients that make a walk a walk!

During the walk I got the chance to see three grazing roe deer together, it was a breathtaking sight.

When I lived in Surrey it was common for me to see deer on my daily walks with Bendog, but what always gets me is their amazing size.

The walk finished with me feeling replenished and relaxed as I headed back to my car to continue the replenishment with a hearty fish pie, which has become my usual mid week fare once back in the Boro.

If you know of a walk in our area that you'd like to share with Diane, email her: tees.studios@bbc.co.uk




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