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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 GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL31Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
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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.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the North Pennines

Walking in the North PenninesThis guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping.
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