18 easy-to-follow circular walks in County Durham

Eighteen easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in County Durham of all grades in Walk Grade Order


Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



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Eighteen easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in County Durham of all grades in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du116 The Dodd and Killhope Law from Killhope Cross

One for the peak baggers - Killhope Head can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:821ft (250m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du137 Hannah's Meadow and Goldsborough from Balderhead Reservoir

Delightful hay meadow and valley walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:988ft (301m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du161 Wolsingham North Moor from Wolsingham

Gentle ascent across lonely moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,093ft (333m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du104 Elephant Trees from Wolsingham

Superb views across Weardale

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:853ft (260m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du127 Three Pikes and Great Stony Hill from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,287ft (392m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du125 Lunedale from Middleton-in-Teesdale

Wonderfully contrasting country walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,172ft (357m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du126 Bink Moss from Holwick

One for the English Mountain baggers - can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,231ft (375m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du129 Chapelfell Top from St John's Chapel

Wild moorland walking with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,651ft (503m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du110 Collier Law from Frosterley

Wild moorland fine fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:1,246ft (380m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du136 Hardberry Hill from Middleton-in-Teesdale

Delightful river side stroll leading to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,730ft (527m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du131 Cronkley Scar and High Force from Bowlees

Good views and the stunning River Tees

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:1,279ft (390m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du152 Great Stony Hill and Dead Stones from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,631ft (497m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du132 Three Pikes, Great Stony Hill and Viewing Hill from Langdon Beck

Fine views in all directions - can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

Length:14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:1,743ft (531m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du118 Bolt's Law from Stanhope

Good views of Weardale

Vital Statistics:

Length:15ml (24km)
Ascent:1,805ft (550m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du124 How Tallon and Arkengarthdale from Barningham

Long, wild walk on rough ground

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.5ml (25km)
Ascent:1,591ft (485m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du145 Chapelfell Top from St John's Chapel

Wild moorland walking with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:1,979ft (603m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du114 Three Pikes and Burnhope Seat from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:1,904ft (580m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk du144 High Cup Nick and Meldon Hill from Cow Green Reservoir

The view down High Cup is simply stunning.

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.75ml (23.5km)
Ascent:1,835ft (559m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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