So, from Trimdon I take the country lanes to Sedgefield, then Bishopton (one of my favourite local villages) and the small, quiet settlements of Redmarshall, Stillington, Carlton, Thorpe Leazes and Thorpe Thewles.
Hardly any traffic around except for a few farmer's tractors, a couple of bicycle pelotons, and some equestrians. Two and a half hours and perhaps around fifty fun miles.
Coal Mining remembrance at Trimdon Station
A quiet, narrow lane near Sedgefield
A country road on the approaches to Bishopton
Bishopton village green and war memorial
Bishopton village bus stop and free book store!
Help yourself to a good read whilst you wait for the village bus!
Vintage road signs on the village green
A narrow lane near Thorpe Leazes