Walking

Blanchland Geotrail

Blanchland Geotrail

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

This 3 and 1/2 mile (5.6km) circular walk will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape around Blanchland.

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.

The sections opposite give some background information about how the local rocks and minerals formed, and tell you a bit about the area’s mining heritage.

Start location: Starting from Blanchland car park (NY964504 / DH8 9TA – nearest).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections, steep sections.

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

Download this trail from the menu on the right. It is also available in the Geotours App.

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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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