There are lots of ways in which you can find out more about the wildlife and history of Derwent Reservoir and Pow Hill Country Park.
This multi-user path is suitable for cyclists, walkers, wheelchairs and pushchairs and is a permissive route with the permission of Northumbrian Water. The route was funded through a partnership between Northumbrian Water and the North Pennines AONB Partnership through its ‘Living North Pennines’ project.
Start/finish: Derwent Reservoir car park/ Pow Hill Country Park car park. The walk can be followed in either direction.
Grid reference: NZ 023511/ NZ010517 – Useful maps are the OS Explorer Map 307 Consett and Derwent Reservoir or the OS Landranger Map 87 Hexham and Haltwhistle.
Walk description: Approximately three km (two miles) of easy, comfortable walking taking about one hour. There are rest stops at regular intervals along the route.
Public transport: Weardale Motors 773 service travels from Consett to Pow Hill Country Park – for more information telephone Traveline 0871 200 2233. Please note, this service does not run at weekends.
Facilities: There is a shop and public toilets at the fishing lodge on site (NZ032514). The nearby village of Blanchland has public toilets, a post office and shops, a hotel, art gallery and a tea room. Blanchland also has a website – www.blanchland.org.uk
You can download a PDF of our self-guided trail leaflet by clicking on the link in the bottom right corner of this page. Alternatively phone the AONB Partnership office on 01388 528801 for a paper copy.