The Ghost of Muggleswick Common.

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?

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