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 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 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
This is a longer version of the walk from Chop Gate to Cold Moor. The route consists mostly of well defined tracks across moorlands.
Circular | 15.5km (9.64 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
This route consists mainly of farm and moorland tracks. Along the way walkers will be treated to great views of the Wain Stones and the Tees valley. The pathways along this route can be muddy and full of scree in the earlier sections but after the halfway point, when The Cleveland Way is reached, the tracks are either tarmacked or consist of well maintained flagstones.
Circular | 11km (6.9 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
This is an easy walk along well maintained tracks and roads. The route traverses woodland, fields, riverside paths and town streets.
Circular | 12.9km (8 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
Though just short of 9 miles this walk is very taxing and feels much longer. The tracks on this route disappear in many places and the ground if often incredibly boggy, even during dry spells. However, the views offered along the way and the return to the remote Tan Hill pub make it all worthwhile.
Circular | 14km (8.76 miles) | Difficulty: Medium to Hard