Arthur Linfoot spent his holidays in Bowes in late June – early July 1914, shortly before the July Crisis at the very beginning of the war.

  • Bowes – On 27 June, 1914, Arthur Linfoot and his family went to Bowes in Teesdale for a holiday.
  • Cotherstone – On 29 June, 1914, Arthur Linfoot wrote that he had walked to Barnard Castle via Cotherstone and Lartington. The family returned to Cotherstone and Lartington the next day and to Barnard Castle the day after.
  • Lartington – first noted on the same day as Cotherstone.
  • Barnard Castle – first noted on the same day as Cotherstone.
  • On 1 July 1914, Arthur Linfoot spent the afternoon at the Bowes Museum with his brother, Charlie. The Bowes Museum is a 19th century château-style art gallery and is located in Barnard Castle, not Bowes as its name would suggest. Arthur Linfoot visited the Bowes Museum again on 6 July, this time with Joe Wiseman.
  • Sleightholme – an isolated hamlet near Bowes. On 2 July 1914, Arthur Linfoot walked to Sleightholme and Gilmonby.
  • Gilmonby – see above, and below.
  • Thwaite – On 3 July 1914, Arthur Linfoot wrote “Charlie and I did record walk”. This is no exaggeration. The walk presumably started at Bowes and went through Gilmonby, Rutherford (which does not seem to appear on contemporary maps), Thwaite, Scargill, Barningham, Greta Bridge and Rokeby, to arrive back in Bowes. Depending upon the exact route taken, the distance covered is likely to have been 40+ miles.
  • Scargill – see above
  • Barningham – see above
  • Greta Bridge – see above
  • Rokeby – see above.
  • Egglestone Abbey – a ruined Premonstratensian abbey on the southern bank of the River Tees, 1.5 miles south-east of Barnard Castle. Arthur Linfoot visited the abbey twice during his holiday at Bowes, on 6th and 7th July.
  • High Force – a noted waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale. Arthur Linfoot visited High Force on 8 July 1914, the day his uncle Ned had died. The family subsequently cut short their holiday.

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