Walking in the North Pennines
|ISBN||ISBN-10: 1 85284 084 6 (First Edition)
ISBN-13: 987 1 85284 493 6 (Second Edition)
Snow on the colonnaded cliffs around High Cup, on the East Fellside flank of the North Pennines.
Low Force is one of a series of splendid waterfalls that can be seen in Upper Teesdale.
Dark clouds plunge Cross Fell into shadow in this view from the Vale of Eden.
The first guidebook in a long association with Cicerone Press. While writing a series of walking route descriptions for Country Walking magazine, it became apparent that there was no comprehensive walking guidebook covering the whole of the newly-established North Pennines AONB.
A selection of articles covering a variety of walking routes around the North Pennines were sent to Cicerone with a proposal for a guidebook. After a brief discussion a contract was issued and the research began in earnest. The North Pennines are wild and remote, more so than any other part of England, and the high moorlands are wide-open to whatever the weather hurls at them. The first edition of the guidebook was researched in a series of visits spanning all four seasons.
For the second edition, the entire guidebook was completely overhauled. All the walking routes were checked again during a single long summertime trip, being completely re-written. New routes were added, bringing the total to 50. The new edition is in full colour, complete with all the routes highlighted on OS Landranger mapping.
Section 1 - Geltsdale
||Brampton, Gelt and Talkin
||Hallbankgate and Cold Fell
||Castle Carrock & Geltsdale
||Croglin, Newbiggin and Croglin Fell.
Section 2 - East Fellside
||Hartside, Black Fell and Renwick
||Melmerby and Knapside Hill
||Maiden Way - Kirkland to Alston
||Blencarn, Cross Fell and Kirkland
||Knockergill Pass - Knock to Garrigill
||Dufton, Great Rundale and High Cup
Section 3 - Warcop Range
||Murton, Murton Pike and Murton Fell
||Hilton and Tinside Rigg
||Mickle Fell via the Boundary Route
Section 4 - Stainmore
||North Stainmore and Slate Quarry Moss
||Kirkby Stephen and Nine Standards
||Tan Hill Inn and Sleightholme Moor
||Bowes & Bowes Moor
Section 5 - Lower Teesdale
||Greta Bridge and Brignall Banks
||Barnard Castle and the Tees
||Woodland and Copley
||Cotherstone and Romaldkirk.
Section 6 - Middle Teesdale
||Tees Railway Walk
||Middleton and Monk's Moor
||Middleton and Grassholme.
Section 7 - Upper Teesdale
||Low Force and High Force
||Holwick and Hagworm Hill
||Cow Green and Widdybank Fell
||Cow Green and Herdship Fell.
Section 8 - Weardale
||Wolsingham and Frosterley
||Stanhope and Stanhope Dene
||Westgate, Middlehope and Rookhope
||Chapelfell Top and Noon Hill
||Rookhope to Stanhope.
Section 9 - Derwentside
||Waskerley Way - Parkhead to Consett
||Edmundbyers and Edmundbyers Common
||Blanchland and Blanchland Moor.
Section 10 - Devil's Water
||Devil's Water and Hangman Hill
||Dipton Mill and Dipton Burn.
Section 11 - Allendale
||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge
||Allendale Town and Hexhamshire Common
||Allendale Town and Allenmill Flues
||Ninebanks, Hard Rigg and the Dodd.
Section 12 - South Tynedale
||Alston, Garrigill and River South Tyne
||Alston, Lambley and Haltwhistle
||Slaggyford and Grey Nag.
Section 13 - The Dale-heads
||Allenheads and Killhope Law
||Cowshill and Killhope
||Killhope Cross and Knoutberry Hill
||Nenthead and Nag's Head