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Guided Walk - Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh
Sun 7 May 2017, 13:30 – 15:30 BST
Join our guided visit to the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh.
Spend a fascinating half day learning about the history of Catcleugh reservoir. Find out about the two "towns" of Newcastle & Gateshead, built between 1890-1905 to accommodate the workers constructing the Catcleugh Dam and associated works for the then Newcastle & Gateshead Water Company.
Visit the last remaining dwelling on the site restored to its original condition and containing many artefacts of the period, and also visit the church and school which were paramount to the lives of the workers and their families. Then, take a short, pleasant stroll through the woodland past the spillway to the Dam to view the reservoir passing some remarkable Victorian engineering on the way.
Nobody knows the best places to visit in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.
Places for this visit should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Lace up your boots and enjoy a great day outside.
Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.
Duration – 2 hours
Distance – 1.5 miles
Category – Easy