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Hanging Shaw, Cronkley Scar, Low Force & High Force
Introduction to Walk 3526

Photo from the walk - Hanging Shaw, Cronkley Scar, Low Force & High Force

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Durham

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 12.7 miles / 20.6 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - moderate

The North Pennines AONB has much to offers walkers with superb scenery, excellent walking and some wonderful natural sights. This lengthy walk starts from the small car park at Hanging Shaw and follows the River Tees upstream under Cronkley Scar. The route then turns south and visits Low Force and High Force waterfalls using a section of the Pennine Way.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 3424
Cronkley Fell from Hanging Shaw
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Cronkley Scar & Cauldron Snout from Cow Green
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - moderate
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Walk 3336
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Cauldron Snout from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 3.6 miles / 5.9 km
Walk 1005
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Harter Fell & Grassholme from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1482
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Crossthwaite common from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.8 miles / 15.8 km
Walk 1483
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Eggleston to Romaldkirk from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.8 miles / 15.8 km
Walk 1484
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Kirkcarrion from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1485
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Hamsterley from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 16.5 miles / 26.8 km
Walk 1488
5.7 miles / 9.1 km away
Railway Walk from Middleton-in-Teesdale
Grade - easy
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km

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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