Knock Geological Trail

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

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.