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High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
distance 20.86km Vertical gain +275m Vertical drop -278m duration 6h35 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 5.64km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -72m duration 1h45 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 12.41km Vertical gain +239m Vertical drop -239m duration 4h05 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.

distance 12.17km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -163m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 9.12km Vertical gain +339m Vertical drop -341m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -207m duration 4h10 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.