Muggleswick Common is an area of moorland dominated by heather and used for grouse rearing and sheep grazing. It is a Site of Muggleswick 2Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the different types of plant and bird species that live there. it is south-west of the village of Muggleswick, itself a few miles west of Consett.
As well as the birds and the plants, the common is said to be haunted by a ghost whose name is recorded as Rowley Harrison who appears on moonlight nights. He rides his horse, shouting ‘Ride Rowley, ride” and swinging his sword. But why?