SQUEEZED between Swaledale and Teesdale is a largely over-looked dale: Holmedale, with Gilling West at its head and Holme Beck running along its floor, creating the marshland in which Ravensworth Castle sits.

On Holmedale's northern bank is the A66.

On its southern side are the villages of Whashton, Kirby Hill, Gayles and Dalton.

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By the time we get as far west as Newsham, Barningham and Scargill, we've probably climbed so high that we've left Holmedale behind and entered into the Yorkshire part of Teesdale – but, to break a few geographical boundaries and to make our trip worthwhile, we've included them in this selection of photographs from The Northern Echo's archive.

The Northern Echo: MOOR MONUMENT: Just outside Barningham is this curiosity with details carved on it. The obelisk says: “At this stand (Carbus) were shot 190 grouse at a single drive lasting twenty five minutes by Sir Frederick Milbank Bart. MP on the 20th August 1872 at

MOOR MONUMENT: Just outside Barningham is this curiosity with details carved on it. The obelisk says: “At this stand (Carbus) were shot 190 grouse at a single drive lasting twenty five minutes by Sir Frederick Milbank Bart. MP on the 20th August 1872 at which time Joseph Collinson was head keeper. Erected by Lady Milbank in commemoration 1892.” And the base says: “Total bag, August 20th 1872 2,070 grouse (six shooters). Total killed in the season 17,064 grouse on Wemmergill Moor.” Wemmergill Moor is near Middleton-in-Teesdale, but another stone nearby explains: “This memorial was removed from Wemmergill Moor to this site after Sir Frederick Milbank came into possession of Barningham Moor.”

If any of them trigger any memories, thoughts or pieces of information you'd like to pass on, please email chris.lloyd@nne.co.uk