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Teesdale Challenge Walk - Lunedale and Baldersdale

26 km / 16 miles

An anytime challenge walk going over Romaldkirk Moor to reach Hury and Blackton Reservoirs in Baldersdale. Balderhead Reservior soon follows before a crossing of Hunderthwaite Moor and Mickleton Moor. After passing between Grassholme and Selset Reservoirs the route picks up the Pennine Way back to Middleton-in-Teesdale.

The walk is one of four in the 'Gold' Challenge series promoted by the Upper Teesdale Tourism Network. A detailed route description is provided on the website below. After completing two walks a certificate can be claimed.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; AONB; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland
Start and Finish
NY947254 - Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate for Teesdale Challenge Walks (Village Bookshop, Middleton-in-Teesdale)


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Route Profile:

25.4 Km (15.8 miles)
578 m (1,896 ft) ascent
438 m (1,437 ft)  maximum height