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Pennypie and Blanchland from Baybridge
Introduction to Walk 2815

Photo from the walk - Pennypie and Blanchland from Baybridge

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Northumberland County & Durham

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.8 miles / 6.1 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This short walk starts in the Derwent Valley and climbs onto the fringes of the moors before dropping down into the valley at the picturesque village of Blanchland. There is ample opportunity to explore the village before return along the River Derwent back to the start. Overall this walk is an ideal introduction to this area lying on the County Durham and Northumberland border. 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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