Walk around Cockfield Fell in early April. (L) Cockfield Fell is England’s largest scheduled monument – 350 hectares of heathland that has been quarried and mined since the 14th C. These remains are of a tramway from Gordon House colliery. (R) The tramway connected to the Haggerleases branch of the famous Stockton & Darlington railway. The line was naturally built for coal traffic; indeed the passenger station at Haggerleases was only open for a few months in 1859! The surviving piers of the Gaunless Viaduct are in the distance.

April 2022 Part I