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North Pennines Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find North Pennines walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

Listed below are the best places to walk in the North Pennines. The hikes range from easy circular walks to moderate fell walks. The walks visit Cross Fell, the highest summit in the Pennines, dramatic High Cup Nick, beautiful Teesdale with High Force waterfall and cross some wild moors. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPX files.

1488Middleton-in-Teesdale Railway Walkeasy2.50
1484Kirkcarrion from Middleton-in-Teesdaleeasy3.50
3336Cauldron Snout from Cow Green Reservoireasy3.60
2815Pennypie and Blanchland from Baybridgeeasy/mod3.75
1715Dufton Pike & Dufton from Knockeasy5.00
3011Dufton Pike from Duftoneasy/mod5.50
3634Catterick Moss & Bollihope Carrsmoderate5.60
1659Race Head & Sedling Rake from Wearhead easy/mod6.00
2393Weardale Circular from Westgateeasy/mod6.40
3424Cronkley Fell from Hanging Shaw easy/mod7.00
3099High Force, Low Force and the River Tees from Bowleeseasy/mod7.50
2228Romaldkirk Moor from Mickletoneasy/mod7.60
1553Hannah's Meadow, Baldersdale & Brown Rigg Moss easy/mod8.00
2089College Edge & Cuthbert's Currick from Edmundbyerseasy/mod8.00
1005Harter Fell & Grassholme from Middleton-in-Teesdalemoderate8.00
3274Cronkley Scar & Cauldron Snout from Cow Greenmoderate8.00
3315Warlaw Pike & Birkside Fell from Blanchlandmoderate8.00
2258Grassholme Reservoir from Middleton-in-Teesdalemoderate8.20
3758Tynehead and Ashgill Force from near Garrigilleasy/mod8.20
2195Alston & Garrigilleasy/mod8.70
3593★☩Meldon Hill from Cow Green Reservoirmoderate9.20
3421High Cup Nick via Middle Tongue from Duftonmoderate9.30
1483Eggleston & Romaldkirk from Middleton-in-Teesdaleeasy/mod9.75
1482Crossthwaite Common from Middleton-in-Teesdalemoderate9.75
1339High Cup Nick from Duftonmoderate10.50
3071Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell from Kirklandmod/hard12.00
3070Knock Fell & High Cup Nick from Duftonmod/hard12.00
3526Hanging Shaw, Cronkley Scar, Low Force & High Forcemoderate12.70
1683High Cup Nick & Cow Green Reservoir moderate12.80
1084Garrigill, Alston & Nentheadmoderate13.10
1485Hamsterley & Middleton-in-Teesdalemod/hard16.50

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North Pennines Guide

This National Landscape (formerly AONB), the second largest in area, covers some wild and remote landscapes in northern England. The area is dominated by the Pennine hills and includes large areas of undulating heather moors and peat.
North-Pennines Walking Guide

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