Geltsdale

Distance 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles)

A good walk for days when the cloud is low, favouring a lower level circuit of the picturesque Geltsdale without the need to venture too high up.   Discover remnants of the valley's industrial past, whilst savouring the delights of her wildlife and scenery of this now tranquil Valley.

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.

Geltsdale leaflet (PDF, 755KB)