Cow Green Geotrail

Cow Green Geotrail

This 5 mile (8km) linear trail starts beside Cow Green Reservoir and introduces many of the rocks that have made the Upper Teesdale landscape so special for scientists, visitors and industry, and which make the dale a haven for rare and interesting plants.

The trail identifies 11 points of interest along a set route. It can be cut short to avoid the steep descent by Cauldron Snout, or extended further down the River Tees to form a satisfying circular route.

This trail uses well-marked footpaths and minor roads. Stout boots, warm clothing and good waterproofs are advised.

Start location: Starting from Wheelhead Sike car park (Cow Green Reservoir, NY 811 309).

Terrain: Off-road sections and on-road sections.

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