Thursday, 19 February 2015

True Lovers' Walk - Good Fences 48

The River Tees runs through the town of Yarm in North East England. It's about a three mile walk from where I live.

River Tees at Yarm
The Teesside Princess uses this quay for boat trips up and down the river between Yarm and Stockton-on-Tees.

The red fence extends part of the way along the river bank.

The footpath continues alongside the wall on the left leading to True Lover's Walk and Yarm Bridge (in the background above).

Yarm Bridge (in front) - Yarm Viaduct (behind)
There is a fence in that photo but you need exceptional eyesight to see it.

Hard to miss this one on the raised path.
If we take a closer look the fence on the viaduct is easy to see.

Yarm Bridge and Viaduct
The original stone bridge was built c1400 by Bishop Skirlaw of Durham and for 400 years was the only bridge across the Tees connecting Yorkshire and Durham. Parts of the original can still be seen in the wider modern day bridge which carries road traffic over the Tees

Yarm, the Viaduct and the Bridge
The viaduct was built in 1849; it has 43 arches, contains 7 million bricks and carries the railway over the town and the Tees. Our fence must skirt its entire length.

True Lovers' Walk continues upstream under the viaduct with the flood defence gates to properties on the left.

I shall have to continue along the path on another day to see what other 

I can find.

In the meantime I'm off to check out other fence posts at Teresa's Good-Fences-48.


eileeninmd said...

Pretty river scenes, looks like a great place for a walk. Lovely photos, enjoy your day!

Karen S. said...

Bob, this is a beautiful, (walk your dog as well as your sweetheart) kind of place. Very peaceful and inviting and I'm sure you know it well! That is a charming painted fence too!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Lovely fences - and what a gorgeous walk ... I can do a mile now ... So walking will not be such a pain in future ... I can explore .. My stick and I got lost this am!! That viaduct is incredible isn't it? It'd be worth buying a train ticket just to experience the ride across and back - beautiful shots .... Must be some brooks,acorn shoots and cookers around too- cheers Hilary

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Marvelous place for a hike. Such a nice river trail. Nice shots.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful area! the viaduct is quite nice! love that solid red pipe fence, though. :)

carolann said...

Nice takes of all.

A Quiet Corner said...

Great red fencing and a super place to walk...:)JP

Ida said...

Very picturesque bridge. I really liked the shot of the red fencing and how it curved. Also the photo of the fencing on the raised path.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like a lovely place for a walk along the river with great fences.

Felicia said...

these are beautiful scenes along the river. the viaduct is so neat. the image from the air is wonderful.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I fell in love with the red fence because of its bright colour :)
And I love old stony bridges and viaducts as well, they are wonderful models for the camera :))
Have a fine day

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful post, lovely bit of history and great scenes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


(Sorry, Bob, I can't help meself sometimes.)

Lovely pics and history!