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Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey: Circular walk beside the River Tees
distance 5.99km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -53m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barnard Castle - Durham

A short and enjoyable walk from Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey, following the River Tees. At the time of writing (July 21) Bowes Museum is still operating a time ticket entry. If you time your visit correctly you can combine a visit to the museum followed by the walk or vice versa. Please note the gates to the museum close at 5:00. If you think you will arrive back later then park your car outside the museum grounds.

Walking River Greta Circular ( Download : )
distance 11.48km Vertical gain +103m Vertical drop -101m Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Brignall - Durham

A picturesque walk along the river Greta, abounds with history and nature.

distance 12.17km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -163m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mickleton - Durham

A walk in the North Pennines using a section of disused railway, moorland paths and tracks. The route traverses scenery typical of the area with some views across Teesdale also to be enjoyed.

distance 10.96km Vertical gain +175m Vertical drop -175m Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mickleton - Durham

Easy circular walk through Teesdale Railway Path and Romaldkirk Moor.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -207m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hunderthwaite - Durham

This Durham walk explores the area made famous by Hannah Hauxwell. The landscape is wild and never boring and this walk uses the Pennine Way for exploration.

Walking Coldberry and High Force ( Download : )
distance 25.95km Vertical gain +437m Vertical drop -440m Durée 8h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

Nice circular walk around Coldberry and High Force.

Walking Crossthwaite Common ( Download : )
distance 15.63km Vertical gain +336m Vertical drop -338m Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

A walk combining the rugged moorland of Harter Fell and Crossthwaite Common with the beauty of Holwick Scars and the pastures alongside the River Tees.

Walking Hudeshope Beck & Aukside ( Download : )
distance 4.08km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -99m Durée 1h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

Nice and circular walk passing by Hudeshope Beck & Aukside.

Harter Fell and Grassholme from Middleton-in-Teesdale
distance 12.41km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -239m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

This North Pennine walk inlcudes Harter Fell and Grassholme Reservoir and a section of the Pennine Way. The start is Middleton-in-Teesdale and the walk includes a variety of scenery. Descending into the Lune Valley the walk continues alongside Grassholme Reservoir before using a section of old railway track back to the start.

distance 30.17km Vertical gain +398m Vertical drop -404m Durée 9h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

A lovely circular walk around Cronkley Scar via High Force.

Walking Lunedale and Baldersdale ( Download : )
distance 25.24km Vertical gain +458m Vertical drop -458m Durée 8h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

Circular walk passing by Lunedale and Baldersdale.

Walking Hudeshope Beck ( Download : )
distance 8.7km Vertical gain +185m Vertical drop -179m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

A walk with lovely views in this beautiful peaceful dale following Hudeshope Beck up past the old lime kilns, over the miners bridge, through the wood and fields to Coldberry mine, then back down the beck on the other side.

The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 13.36km Vertical gain +325m Vertical drop -320m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two halves. The first part ascends gently on good tracks, passing the remains of the Old Gang Smelting Mill, before crossing the stream and crossing Melbecks Moor and passing the spoil heaps from the long ceased lead mining industry. The path descends via one of the 'hushes' to the Bunton Level above Gunnerside Gill. The return leg is on grassy paths which contour Brownsey Moor and pass through farmland, often following dry stone walls and passing working farms and traditional barns.

distance 5.73km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -75m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holwick - Durham

Circular walk around Holwick, Low Force and Gibson's Cave.

High Harker Hill - near Grinton, North Yorkshire, UK
distance 8.6km Vertical gain +246m Vertical drop -246m Durée 4 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

This route is mostly on public Bridleways and moorland access tracks with a rough gravel surface with drainage channels crossing them. #WalkingWithWheels.

Walking Grinton Smelting Mill ( Download : )
Grinton Smelting Mill
distance 6.63km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -254m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk from Grinton with lots of interest. The moors above Grinton have the remains of the lead mining industry and on this walk, you will see those remains plus a well preserved smelting mill and its flue which runs up the hillside. The area is now a grouse moor and you will pass shooting butts and feeding stations for the birds. Great refreshments in Grinton and also over the bridge in Fremington at the Dales Bike Centre.

Bales Hush art installation
distance 6.97km Vertical gain +203m Vertical drop -202m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newbiggin - Durham

An easy walk from the Bowlees Car Park / Visitor Centre up to Bales Hush and the art installation called Hush.

distance 16.27km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -330m Durée 5h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newbiggin - Durham

A circular walk from Bowlees. Following the river Tees downstream to Middleton-in Teesdale before climbing out through open moorland via the mysterious corpse of ancient Kircarrion, with wonderful views over Lunedale before descending the dramatic Holwick scar back to base.

Walking Tees Circular ( Download : )
Tees Circular
distance 12.06km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -185m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newbiggin - Durham

This Tees circular walk from Bowlees takes in the spectacular scenery of Teesdale, Low Force, the Iconic view of High Force, the geographically famous Holwick Scars and views of the Royal residency at Holwick Lodge.

Kidstones, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs : A 100km ride in the Yorkshire Dales
distance 102.7km Vertical gain +1428m Vertical drop -1426m Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Richmond - North Yorkshire

A 100km circular ride starting in Richmond and passing through the Yorkshire Dales taking in the climbs of Kidstones Pass, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs Pass. Great scenery and places for refreshment stops.

distance 5.7km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -75m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Easby (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A short circular walk along the banks of the River Swale with the chance to explore Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle and the lovely market town of Richmond.
Lots to see and do and you can make a short walk into a full day out. Great Ice cream parlour in the Old Railway Station for the return leg.
About 2 hours for the actual walking but longer if you are exploring.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 21.57km Vertical gain +570m Vertical drop -574m Durée 7h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

distance 7.73km Vertical gain +2m Vertical drop -12m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Durham

This section of the Weardale Way follows the loops of the River Wear. It is a tranquil place with many vistas of the river along the way ending at Sunderland Bridge.