Country Life is back on the walking trail this week, out and about in the North-East countryside.

Each week, The Northern Echo's expert walks writer Mark Reid takes you on a walk somewhere our the North-East.

This week, we're in County Durham for a walk in beautiful Castle Eden Dene, near Peterlee.

Mark has written 17 successful walking guidebooks, including the acclaimed ‘Inn Way’ and ‘Walking Weekends’ series covering all of the national parks of Northern England.

He is also a Mountain Leader and Outdoor Instructor and offers map reading courses, navigation skills weekends, guided walks and outdoor adventures in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and beyond.
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Remember the weather in Britain is unpredictable so go prepared.