NY8129 : Cow Green Dam

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Harwood, County Durham, Great Britain

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Cow Green Dam
Cow Green Dam
Meldon Hill rises above the dam. Thought that would make a nice walk but how wrong can you be? NY7929 : Peat bog on Great Cocklake
Many people have stood in this spot including NY8129 : Cow Green Dam
Cow Green dam is built in two parts. The east section (Durham side) is a concrete structure built on the hard rock of the Whin Sill. The west part is an earth bank built where the dam crosses the old river channel that is filled with boulder clay.
Widdybank Fell Nature Trail :: NY8130
The walk starts at Cow Green car park and takes you over Widdybank Fell along the tarmac track to Cow Green dam and Cauldron Snout waterfall, returning the same way.
A copy of the walk leaflet can be obtained from:
Natural England - Moor House - Upper Teesdale NNR: LinkExternal link
There is also a geological trail leaflet here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8138 2901 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.3501N 2:17.4075W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8151 2900
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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