North Pennines AONB Walks

Allendale Riverside Walk

This is a short walk from Allendale in the North Pennine AONB along the River East Allen. The route is mainly on farmland footpaths and only 6km long, so just right for a morning ramble before returning to Allendale for a spot of lunch.> Click here to view the full description and download the route in …

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Teesdale Three Reservoirs Walk

Another taster route on the Pennine Way, this time up in Baldersdale along the three man made reservoirs. The route starts off along the Pennine Way, with the half-way point of the route roughly here, and up onto Cotherstone Moor. It then leaves the Pennine Way behind to walk along Hury and Blackton Reservoirs, before …

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A Garrigill Round on the Pennine Way

This steady route follows the Pennine Way from the village of Garrigill as far as Alston in the North Pennine AONB, returning along the opposite bank. Click here to download the route in a new window, with the walk homepage here (external site). © Copyright Andrew Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Knock Fell North Pennine Walk

This route sets off on the Dun Fell Radar Station access road, which at a summit of 848m is the highest metalled road in England, and provides steady progress until the Pennine ridge is reached. You then return over Knock Fell on the Pennine Way which almost brings you back to the start. It’s only a …

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Dufton Pike Walk

While Dufton Pike may be dwarfed by the main spine of the Pennines, it’s much more mountain like in appearance. This is a compact walk for a compact little hill from the village of Dufton that provides views across to the Lakes as well as of the nearby Pennine Scarp. Click here to view the full description and …

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Talkin Fell from Castle Carrock

Talkin Fell is a short walk from near Castle Carrock on the edge of the North Pennines AONB. There are excellent views from the summit across to the Lakes, and some interesting cairns to boot. The name’s the same as ‘talcen’ in Welsh meaning  ‘brow’ or rock face, and is a throwback to when this …

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Cold Fell Walk from Hallbankgate

Cold Fell is the northernmost of the North Pennine hills, as well as the northernmost in Cumbria. This short route still poses some challenge as the going can be tough in places and especially so in mist when navigation can be tricky! Click here to view the full description and download the an excellent route leaflet in …

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