44 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades in The North Pennines

The North Pennines is roughly the area South of the A689 from Carlisle to Brampton and then the A69 from Brampton to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West of the coast from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Middleborough, North of the River Tees from Middlesborough to Barnard Castle and then the A688 and A66 to Brough and Penrith and finally East of the M6 from Penrith to Carlisle.

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Forty-four easy-to-follow walk route maps of all grades in The North Pennines 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:

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Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill

Cross Fell is the highest point on the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:20 miles (32 km)
Ascent:2,905 ft (885 m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c308 Renwick Fell (Thack Moor), Watch Hill and Black Fell (Haresceugh Fell) from Renwick

Wild quiet moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:2,002 ft (610 m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c317 Cross Fell from Kirkland

The Pennine Way's highest point

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.75 miles (17 km)
Ascent:2,437 ft (743 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c337 Black Fell (Haresceugh Fell) and Benty Hill from Hartside Top Cafe

Easy walk on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.28 miles (10 km)
Ascent:666 ft (203 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c348 Cold Fell Pike (Geltsdale) from Clesketts

Great views from little visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75 miles (9 km)
Ascent:1,480 ft (451 m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c355 Knock Fell and Knock Pike from Dufton

Superb views of the Vale of Eden

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:2,629 ft (801 m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c388 Little Fell (Mallerstang) and High Seat from Outhgill

Fine views of the Mallerstang valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:2,038 ft (621 m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c407 Little Fell (Burton Fell), Mickle Fell and Murton Fell from Hilton

The highest point in County Durham

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.75 miles (25 km)
Ascent:2,918 ft (889 m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c415 Ashgill Force and Round Hill (Tyne Head) from Garrigill

Both sides of the North Pennines

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:1,408 ft (429 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c419 Brownber Hill, Backstone Edge and High Cup Nick from Dufton

Englands Grand Canyon - truly spectacular

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25 miles (18 km)
Ascent:2,206 ft (672 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c430 Cuns Fell, Melmerby Fell and Fiend's Fell from Melmerby

High and wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:2,288 ft (697 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c434 Cold Fell Pike (Geltsdale) and Old Water Bridge from Clesketts

Great views from little visited fells

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.75 miles (19 km)
Ascent:1,943 ft (592 m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c435 Alston from Garrigill

Lovely riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:798 ft (243 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c438 Murton Fell and High Cup Nick from Dufton

England's Grand Canyon - truly spectacular!

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.75 miles (17 km)
Ascent:1,976 ft (602 m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c441 Flinty Fell from Nenthead

Dowgang Hush is a delight

Vital Statistics:

Length:4 miles (6.5 km)
Ascent:643 ft (196 m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk c443 Round Hill and Bellbeaver Rigg from Garrigill

Both sides of the North Pennines

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:1,766 ft (538 m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c445 Dufton Pike, Backstone Edge and High Cup Nick from Dufton

Englands Grand Canyon - truly spectacular

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75 miles (20.5 km)
Ascent:2,819 ft (859 m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c446 The River South Tyne from Garrigill

Lovely riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:571 ft (174 m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk c448 Renwick Fell (Thack Moor) from Renwick

Straight up and down England's 'newest' mountain

Vital Statistics:

Length:4 miles (6.5 km)
Ascent:1,293 ft (394 m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c450 Bellbeaver Rigg (Tynehead Fell), Round Hill (Tyne Head), Bullman Hills and Long Man Hill from Garrigill

The Cross Fell 'Nuttalls' - beware lots of bog!

Vital Statistics:

Length:15.75 miles (25 km)
Ascent:2,343 ft (714 m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk c460 Knock and Great Rundale Beck from Dufton

Easy country walk with plenty of interest

Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:703 ft (214 m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk c477 Ashgill Falls and Bellbeaver Rigg from Garrigill

Both sides of the North Pennines

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:1,359 ft (414 m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk c483 The River South Tyne from Alston

Nice riverside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:479 ft (146 m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk c488 Dufton Pike from Dufton

Lovely views without the crowds

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:1,139 ft (347 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk du104 Elephant Trees from Wolsingham

Superb views across Weardale

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du110 Collier Law from Frosterley

Wild moorland fine fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17 km)
Ascent:1,246 ft (380 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk du114 Three Pikes and Burnhope Seat from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du116 The Dodd and Killhope Law from Killhope Cross

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

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du118 Bolt's Law from Stanhope

Good views of Weardale

Vital Statistics:

Length:14.5 miles (23 km)
Ascent:1,805 ft (550 m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk du124 How Tallon and The Stang from Barningham

Long, wild walk on mainly good paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:17.5 miles (28 km)
Ascent:1,591 ft (485 m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk du125 Lunedale from Middleton-in-Teesdale

Wonderfully contrasting country walk

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du126 Bink Moss from Holwick

One for the English Mountain baggers - can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du127 Three Pikes and Great Stony Hill from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du129 Chapelfell Top from St John's Chapel

Wild moorland walking with fine views

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du131 Cronkley Scar and High Force from Bowlees

Good views and the stunning River Tees

Vital Statistics:

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


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

Fine views in all directions - can be boggy!

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du136 Hardberry Hill from Middleton-in-Teesdale

Delightful river side stroll leading to fine views

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du137 Hannah's Meadow and Goldsborough from Balderhead Reservoir

Delightful hay meadow and valley walk

Vital Statistics:

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


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

The view down High Cup is simply stunning.

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du145 Chapelfell Top from St John's Chapel

Wild moorland walking with fine views

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du152 Great Stony Hill and Dead Stones from Burnhope Reservoir

Easy walking on wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk du161 Wolsingham North Moor from Wolsingham

Gentle ascent across lonely moorland

Vital Statistics:

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


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Walk n114 Grey Nag and Black Fell (Haresceugh Fell) from Gilderdale Bridge

Wild quiet moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:1,628 ft (496 m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n139 Grey Nag from Gilderdale Bridge

Easy walk on wild quiet moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:1,325 ft (404 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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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