Walking

Tynehead Geotrail

Tynehead Geotrail

This short 2.5 mile (4km) circular walk follows part of the South Tyne Trail in a picturesque part of the North Pennines.

It will introduce many of the rocks that give this landscape its unique character.

In places along this route, paths are unmarked and traverse uneven ground. The route crosses a number of mineral veins that were once worked commercially, and the remnants of mining operations can be seen in several places.

Many of the old workings may be unstable – please keep to the footpaths and do not attempts to enter old tunnels or surface excavations. This walk uses the South Tyne Trail and a mixture of well-made tracks and unmarked paths across uneven ground.

Start location: Head south on the unclassified road from Garrigill (NY 757 383).
Terrain: On-road sections and off-road sections.

There is public transport and limited parking available.

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