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Warlaw Pike & Birkside Fell from Blanchland
Introduction to Walk 3315

Photo from the walk - Warlaw Pike & Birkside Fell from Blanchland

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 850 feet / 258 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

The Northumberland moors between Weardale and Tynedale, although lacking in dramatic summits, do offer some excellent walking. This undemanding route starts from the picturesque village of Blanchland in Derwentdale and climbs steadily onto the moors. Using tracks and paths the walk then crosses Blanchland Moor to the edge of Slaley Forest before returning across Bulbeck Common and Birkside Fell to the start. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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