Two short sets of photographs from a weekend in mid-June.

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Finally managed to visit St Mary’s Lighthouse when the tide was out and the lighthouse was open!

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Views north.


View back along the causeway.


Train on the Weardale railway.  Like the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway this is another preservation railway, mainline operations on this branch line from Bishop Auckland having stopped in 1993 (after the main industrial customer switched to road transport).

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Photos from the walk along the valley from the terminus at Stanhope back to Wolsingham (the train not having stopped as we had expected as Forsterley…)

St Mary’s Lighthouse & Weardale Railway