Walking

Allenheads Geotrail

Allenheads Geotrail

The landscape around Allenheads has been over 300 million years in the making. From tropical seas and deltas to minerals and miners – all have played their part in shaping this beautiful landscape.

This 3 mile (4.8km) circular walk will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape around Allenheads. By spotting clues in the moors, fields and buildings you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.

Start location: Starting from Allenheads car park (NY860454 / NE47 9HJ) in the East Allen Valley.
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections.

There is car parking, cycle parking, public transport, a café, a pub, a playground and toilets available.

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Use the link below to view the visit and explore map, and discover walks, trails, activities and more across the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.

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