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November 2019

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Two Chimneys and A Chapel

  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Your Guide: Paul Freeman
  • Maximum number of places per day: 16
  • Price Per Person: £10.00

walk notes

This walk is a good introduction to the Northern Pennines and along the way we will stop to look at some landmarks in the area left by the lead mining industry and also visit the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world. This walk is for those who are curious about the bumps, lumps, ruined buildings and chimneys found on the Pennine moors.

The walk is conveniently divided in three distinct sections. Firstly, we will leave Allendale village climbing steadily to the ‘chimneys’ at our high point on Dryburn Moor with good views away to the Cheviots and the coast. Along the way we will stop at one of the remains of one of the most audacious mining projects and learn something of the social history of the area.

From the chimneys we will contour round open moorland with good views into the West Allen before crossing back over into the East Allen and visiting the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world that is still in regular use.

Descending further our final section leads us along the delightful riverside of the East Allen back to our start.

Our walk will make use of paths, tracks, farm roads and minor lanes. The going is generally good but there may be one or two ‘boggy’ sections in the wet.

Distances and driving times to starting point

Newcastle - Distance: 34 miles

Sunderland - Distance: 48 miles

Hexham - Distance: 14 miles

Alnwick - Distance: 63 miles

Edinburgh - Distance: 108 miles