Thack Moor and Black Fell

Distance 16.6 kilometres (10.3 miles)

One of the more serious undertakings, this routes ventures onto the main North Pennine ridge, via the outlying top of Thack Moor.   Tranquillity, solitude and a sense of moorland grandeur is guaranteed on the first section.   A much deserved break at Hartside CafĂ© is recommended, before the return leg to Renwick following public rights of way on good tracks and paths. 

The North Pennines is one of England's most stunning landscapes, comprised of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Thack Moor and Black Fell leaflet (PDF, 671KB)