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Harter Fell and Grassholme from Middleton-in-Teesdale
distance 12.41km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -239m Durée 4h15 Average Average
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.

High Force and Upper Teesdale: A Circular Walk
distance 14.27km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -295m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

A lovely circular walk with a variety of interest. From the popular waterfall of High Force through upland pasture and then the more desolate upland landscape of Thistle Green before descending to the River Tees and following its course with a final leg through farmland.

Castle Eden Dene Full Circular Walk
distance 14.2km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -152m Durée 4h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

The full tour of Castle Eden Dene taking in all the best parts with varied and interesting scenery:- Old buildings, open country, ancient woodland, the North East coastline, a magnesium limestone dene with its craggy outcrops, a meandering river and steep-sided gorge. There is a multitude of flora and fauna; if you are quiet you may see squirrels and/or deer. Starts and finished near the Castle Eden Inn which is well known for its good beer and good food.

High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
distance 20.86km Vertical gain +275m Vertical drop -278m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

This is a fairly undemanding walk through a wild North Pennine landscape. The route visits two outstanding natural features - High Cup Nick and Cauldron Snout - using a section of the Pennine Way. There are no route finding issues even in poor visibility.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -207m Durée 4h15 Average Average
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.

distance 12.17km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -163m Durée 3h55 Average Average
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.

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

Circular walk passing by Lunedale and Baldersdale.

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

A lovely circular walk around Cronkley Scar via High Force.

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

Nice circular walk around Coldberry and High Force.

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

Nice and circular walk passing by Hudeshope Beck & Aukside.

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.

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 8.95km Vertical gain +135m Vertical drop -136m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

Circular walk passing by High Hurth Edge and the Upper Tees Valley.

distance 7.55km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -92m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newbiggin - Durham

Easy and circular walk around High and Low Force Waterfalls.

Walking Crossthwaite Common ( Download : )
distance 15.63km Vertical gain +336m Vertical drop -338m Durée 5h25 Average Average
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 ( 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.

Derwent Reservoir : an out and return walk
distance 11.06km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -42m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Edmondbyers - Durham

An easy ramble around Derwent Reservoir from Pow Hill Country Park to the Millstone Picnic area and back. Very easy walking, well signposted and with well maintained paths. Popular with day trippers, take a picnic.

Walking Nesbitt Dene ( Download : )
distance 9.76km Vertical gain +159m Vertical drop -162m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

A short and relatively easy walk which explores the lesser known Durham Denes that lie to the south of Castle Eden Dene.

The Lesser Known Durham Denes and the Coastal Path
distance 20.19km Vertical gain +154m Vertical drop -156m Durée 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

A varied and interesting circular walk from Castle Eden. It starts and finishes near the Castle Eden Inn which is well known for its good beer and good food. Explore the lesser known denes that lie to the south of the village via the disused railway which is now a bridle path and part of the national cycle network. Traverse the coastal path north before dropping to the beach and then heading back via the better known Castle Eden Dene.

Castle Eden Walkway from Castle Eden
distance 32.75km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -88m Durée 1.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

An flat out and return along the Castle Eden Walkway, starting from Castle Eden and going South to the old railway station at Thorpe Thewles, then returning via the same route. This follows the national cycle way route 1 and in most parts is easy to follow.

Usually done on a bicycle but can be walked. Interesting scenery and also alternative diversions if on foot.

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 5.64km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -72m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

An easy walk in the North Pennines this walk visits one of the waterfalls on the upper Tees. The walk can easily be extended to visit the limestone crags of Falcon Clints by using the Pennine Way.

distance 9.12km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -341m Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Stanhope - Durham

The North Pennines offer some of the wildest landscapes in England. This route explores the hills and moors to the north of Wearhead. A short section of the Weardale Way is also included.