Walks in Northern England

Low Force, River Tees
Low Force on the River Tees

This section covers the marvellous areas for walking in the north of England which are not within a National Park boundary (except Northumberland National Park which features in this section)). So if the walk is north of Sheffield and south of the Scottish border and is not to be found in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors then it may be found here. And what superb areas there are such as the North Pennines, Eden Valley, Teesdale, Weardale, Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham and Lancashire. Many fantastic walks can be found in this divine land such as High Cup Nick, Cross Fell, Teeshead, sections of Hadrian's wall, Kielder and many more. Keep visiting this chapter of my web site to find more and more free resources that will lead to exciting adventures and truly spectacular walks.

Interactive map of the walks

Walk Miles Description
Holy Island, Northumberland 3.4 Step back into history on the pilgrims trail in one of the North of England's revered places. Why the early settlers chose this place is obvious, it is so beautiful.
Barnard Castle, River Tees and Egglestone Abbey 3.6 A riverside route from a historic market town to a spectacular abbey ruins.
Askham and Lowther Castle 3.7 A pleasant ramble around Cumbria's largest private country park.
Silverdale, Jack Scout and Jenny Brown's Point 4.0 A lovely walk with a delightful cave, stunning coastal stretches, National Trust managed sites and deciduous woodland to enjoy.
Hethpool, Great Hetha and Elsdonburn, Northumberland 4.0 A lovely four mile walk from College Valley in rural Northumbeland. Easy going bar one short climb to the iron age hill fort on Great Hetha.
City of Durham and the River Wear 4.5 A northern cathedral city walk on the banks of the River Wear.
Arnside Knott, Coastline and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve 5.0 A walk of just five miles but with lots of diversity. Enjoy woodland trails, coastal paths and nature reserves on this stunning walk.
Downham and Chatburn 5.2 A delightful walk in lush Lancashire countryside. On the way around the walk visits a fairy tale bridge and crosses limestone reef knolls.
Long Meg and her Daughters, River Eden and Lacy's Caves 5.3 A Eden Valley walk to a Bronze Age stone circle and some 18th century caves set in the river bank.
Whalley and Read Park 5.8 A walk in the countryside surrounding the picturesque village with a visit to Whalley Abbey and a walk through the popular village too.
Burnley Wayside Arts Trail and the Singing Ringing Tree 5.9 A mix of moorland, woodland and paths on the edge of Burnley. On the walk there are many arts and heritage sites to enjoy.
Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster, Northumberland 6.8 Scenic Northumbrian coastline walking is enjoyed all the way here. The castle ruins sitting on the edge of land is one of the most evocative in all of England.
Pendle Hill 7.3 A walk up one of England's classic hills, the pride of Lancashire. While on Pendle Hill watch out for witches.
Warton Crag, Yealand Conyers and Leighton Moss 7.3 A walk of opposites. First Warton Crag, managed by the local wildlife trust and then to the wetland nature reserve at Leighton Moss
Bowland Knotts, Cold Stone and Ravens Castle 7.7 A Forest of Bowland walk to the best gritstone outcrops in the region. With great views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
Newton Tors, Northumberland 7.9 Newton Tors are a famous landmark in the last true wilderness of England that is Northumberland. Colin Corlett contributes this super walk.
Langden Brook, Totridge and Bleadale Water 8.0 The climb to Totridge crosses Forest of Bowland moorland and then the descends to stunning Bleadale.
Wycoller, Boulsworth Hill, Lad Law and Trawden 8.0 The village of Wycoller is one of Lancashires hidden jewels. The walk to Lad Law is superb and is rewarded by excellent views. Trawden is a lovely upland village.
High Cup Nick from Dufton 8.1 A special adventure to a much photographed place, High Cup Nick is one of the Pennine Ways iconic places and one which must be visited by all discerning walkers.
High Force, Low Force, Bleabeck Force & Teesdale 8.7 This walk explores magical Upper Teesdale and includes visits to three remarkable waterfalls. The walk also crosses remote Teesdale uplands.
Windy Hills, White Hill and Piethorne Reservoir 9.5 The walk from Newhey visits the Windy Hills and White Hill before following a reservoir chain back to the start.
Bowes, River Greta, Bow Hills and Gilmonby Moor 10.1 A North Pennines walk from the village of Bowes along riverside and beckside and across moorland.
Whitendale, Croasdale and the Roman Road 10.3 A walk on the fells of the Forest of Bowland which includes three miles of one of our finest Roman roads.
Bolton-by-Bowland, Sawley, Gisburn Bridge & Bolton Hall 10.7 A superb walk in north east Lancashire with the Ribble Way, ancient monuments and modern follies to visit.
Silverdale, Warton Crag and Leighton Moss 11.1 This excellent 11 mile walk links two shorter walks featured in this section. It includes coastline, woodland, crags and wildlife reserves.
Milburn, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell 14.4 The most popular walk in the North Pennines from the village of Milburn to the highest point of the Pennine range on Cross Fell.
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