Walking

Dufton Geotrail

Dufton Geotrail

Welcome to a special landscape shaped by millions of years of natural processes and thousands of years of human activity.

The landscape around Dufton has nearly 500 million years in the making and contains some of the oldest rocks in the North Pennines. From explosive volcanoes and tropical seas to deserts, glaciers and miners – all have helped shape this beautiful landscape.

This circular 3 and 3/4 mile (6km) walk around Dufton Pike will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape.

By spotting clues in the hills, valleys and buildings you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.

Start location: Starts and finishes from the car park in Dufton village (NY689250 / CA16).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections.

There is car parking, public transport, tramper access, a pub, a shop and toilets available.

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

More to explore

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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