Circular and Linear Walks

Circular and Linear Walks

12km (7 mile) difficult circular walk



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A 10.75 mile circular walk climbing Cross Fell, the highest of the Pennines, via the steep Eden Scarp.  It is advised that the ascent should be undertaken in fair weather as it requires some tricky navigation, although the descent is along a good track.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.

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27 miles(45km) two day walk taking in the classic start of the Pennine Way from Edale to Marsden, get there and back by train.



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The landscape around Dufton has been nearly 500million years in the making and contains some of the oldest rocks in the North Pennines.

This circular walk around Dufton Pike will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape. By spotting clues in the hills, valleys and buildings you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.

Approximately 3 3/4 miles (6km) taking 2 - 2.5 hours. Starts and finishes at Dufton village car park, grid reference NY 689 250

This route is on public footpaths and bridleways and two short stretches of minor road. It follows good paths and tracks with several stiles. Walking boots are recommended as the route can be rough and muddy in places.

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6.5 miles (10.6km) - easy circular walk



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13.5 km (8.5 miles) easy circular walk



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7.5 Miles (12km) - moderate/challenging circular walk.



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This trail is approximately 9.5km long. It follows marked footpaths up the North Pennine escarpment and through part of the Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve.The different types of rocks you will see on this trail tell a story of the events and processes that have created this landscape over nearly 500 million years of Earth history. 

Stout boots, warm clothing and good waterproofs are advised as even in summer the climate of the North Pennine escarpment can be harsh and cloud can descend quickly. Allow a full day for the complete walk.

Use of an Ordnance Survey map and compass is recommended for this route.



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The landscape around Low Force and Holwick in Upper Teasdale has been over 300 million years in the making. This 2.5 mile circular walk will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape. By spotting clues in the fields, walls, crags and River Tees you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.

Approximately 2.5 miles / 4km taking 1.5 hours. Starts and finishes at Bowlees car park, grid reference NY 908 282

This route follows public footpaths with several stiles and a short stretch of minor road. Walking boots or strong shoes are recommended.

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20.7 mile (33km) two day walk on the Pennine Way through the distinctive limestone scenery and geological wonders of the southern Yorkshire Dales. Get there by train.



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