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Falstone Forest

Uploaded by The Great OutDoors on Jan 22, 2014
Region: United Kingdom

Route type: Hike
Total climb: 462.34 ft Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 4.86km, 3.02 miles.   (5)

About trip

A walk through the forest and along the River North Tyne to an unusual sculpture.

Falstone lies at the foot of Kielder Dam, which forms the largest man-made reservoir in Europe. The reservoir is 7 miles (11kms)long, 158 feet (48m) deep and holds about 44,000 million gallons of water. Falstone was a rural backwater until the opening of the Border Counties Railway in 1862 which contributed to the development of local coal mines at nearby Lewis Burn and Plashetts. Plashetts Mine closed in the 1930's and the railway line in 1958. 

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