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Race Head & Sedling Rake from Wearhead
Introduction to Walk 1659

Photo from the walk - Race Head & Sedling Rake from Wearhead

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Durham

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Grade - easy/mod

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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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