A leisurely climb of the hills overlooking the village of Wolsingham which can offer stunning views of Weardale on a clear day. The route mostly comprises of crossing fields and following riverside paths but also includes some woodland and moorland tracks too.
Circular | 10.2km (6.34 miles) | Difficulty: Easy to Medium
This route follows field-side footpaths and farm tracks for the most part and offers some panoramic views over the team valley towards Newcastle. The route can be muddy in places and has a few climbs but is not too challenging for the most part.
Circular | 6.8km (4.22 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route offers stunning views of the Coquet Valley around the picturesque village of Rothbury. The way consists of woodland tracks, paths through moorland heather and the old carriage ways near the Cragside estate.
Circular | 8.73km (5.42 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This is a route that leads through dense woodland and along lakeside paths. The terrain is mostly well maintained gravel or tarmac tracks though there is at least one point where a path needs to be followed through long grass.
Circular | 12.3km (7.64 miles) | Difficulty: Easy to Medium
This route combines country tracks across fields, through wooded areas and along sometimes muddy riversides. It leads walkers past Lumley castle on the way from Chester-le-Street to Great Lumley, then returns via the woods on the other side of the castle. The way is mostly flat with only one large climb which is gradual and a short sharp climb later on.
Circular | 11.5km (7.18 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route offers spectacular views of some of the Lake District’s most iconic landmarks without requiring walkers to follow any overly difficult terrain. Though tricky in places the route offers some amazing views and more than rewards the obstacles to be overcome.
Circular | 8.9km (5.5 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
This is a city walk with few climbs and descents which leads from busy city streets to the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene before returning via the sparse Town Moor. There are plenty of interesting sights along the way and many opportunities to follow alternatives routes.
Circular | 11.8km (7.2 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route elevates walkers from the bottom of the Eden Valley up into the Pennines where they will have the chance to view amazing panoramas of the lush Eden Valley and the iconic High Cup Nick.
Circular | 15km (9.31 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
This route starts and ends in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Marske. The walk is short with some brief steep inclines, the largest challenge along the way is the mud during the wetter seasons. Mostly following farm tracks, the route eventually leads to some moorland paths and ends with stretches of quiet road to walk along back to the village.
Circular | 8.31km (5.2 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This is a fairly challenging route with some minor inclines combining riverside paths, farm tracks and moorland crossings. The vagueness of the paths that route follows increases its difficulty and can make it very easy for walkers to lose their bearings.
Circular | 17km (10.6 miles) | Difficulty: Medium