Enjoy a spectacular North Pennines walk and find out about the area’s amazing past by watching our free downloadable video guide at the same time!
Blanchland Geological Ttrail video features the children of Wolsingham School and Community College exploring the fascinating geology of the area and finding out how it shaped the lives of the people who lived there.
Class 9 made the 19-minute film in association with the North Pennines AONB Partnership as part of a long-term project learning about local geology and landscapes. The work was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the aggregates industry.
You can download our MP4 videos onto your iPhone or iPod and take them with you. Alternatively you can view them on your pc and take a virtual stroll around the route
The video is broken into 14 sections so that they’re easy to download:
Blanchland – Introduction (8MB)
Shildon Lead Mine (2.5MB)
Shildon Engine House (20.5MB)
Old Mineshaft (3MB)
Stone Barn (3MB)
Terraced Hillsides (8MB)
Pennypie House (4.5MB)
Heather Moors (5MB)
Old Quarry, Old Shafts (6.5MB)
Chimney and Baybridge (8MB)
Bedded Sandstone (2MB)
Village and Fossil Plants (15.5MB)
The video accompanies a free leaflet, Geology and landscape around Blanchland. Find out more about the leaflet by clicking on the link below.