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Distance5.64km Vertical gain+70m Vertical drop-72m Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.41km Vertical gain+239m Vertical drop-239m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.17km Vertical gain+156m Vertical drop-163m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance10.43km Vertical gain+175m Vertical drop-112m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance9.12km Vertical gain+339m Vertical drop-341m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance12.79km Vertical gain+223m Vertical drop-207m Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.