Pennine Way stage 10

National Trail Acorn

Rating for this walk is Hard

Keld   bus service accommodation available camping food available shop


Middleton in Teesdale   bus service accommodation available camping food available shop pharmacy cash machine

35 kilometres / 21 mileslinear walk 

approx time to walk this section 7 hrs 40 mins Calorie Consumption2182 KCal

Highlights Tan Hill Inn and views towards Teesdale

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European Walking Route E2

Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map OL30  

Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map OL31 North Pennines, Teesdale & Weardale

If you do not take the Bowes Alternative this section of the Pennine Way is a long and at times hard slog over wet peat bog with little or no respite

Footpath sign to Muker indicating path out of Keld Descending to the River Swale

Bridge over the River Swale Pennine Way and Coast to Coast ascending from the River Swale

East Gill Force Pennine Way departing from Coast to Coast 

starting the climb towards Tanhill 

 climbing up to Tanhill Moss weathered Pennine Way sign

joining track to Tanhill Inn abandoned metal

distant view of Tanhill Inn approaching Tanhill Inn

Tanhill Inn Lambretta Club at Tanhill Inn

2nd January 2012 2.5°C to 4.5°C snow showers with intermittent blue skies very wet under foot grass and peat bog

end of Pasture End just above the A66 Stepping stones at Pasture End

Pennine Way sign at top of Pasture End  Dryrigg Moss

towards Rove Gill stepping across Rove Gill

 cairn on Dryrigg Moss Footbridge over Rove Gill

summer footbridge over Rove Gill towards Ravock Castle

continuing towards Ravock Castle continuing towards Ravock Castle

Dryrigg Moor towards Ravock Castle 

shelter and shooting lodge looking out from shelter

Bowes Moor access sign Bridge over Sled Dale

bridge over Deepdale Beck has got a serial number looking up Deepdale Beck

gate beyond bridge over Deepdale Beck take track after gate

 start of gradual slope towards Race Yate grass track defined by snow

looking into the Great Allotment team in shadow heading towards Race Yate

on Knotts Hill Race Yate

 gate and stile at Race Yate lichen on post at Race Yate

starting to cross Cotherstone Moor wet and boggy Cotherstone Moor

water channel in bog before Peetbrig Hill stone slabs in mud marked on OS as footbridge

bleak marker post on Cotherstone Moor Clove Lodge ahead

tarmac road to Clove Lodge do not turn back having come so far

 bed and breakfast or Pennine Way gate leaving Clove Lodge

track down to Blackton Reservoir Bowes Alternative rejoins main route

old metal gate old metal gate latch 

 Bowes alternative

 Bowes Castle no parking sign near the castle 

Bowes Castle another view Bowes Castle warning

Bowes Castle entrance Bowes Castle more instructions 

Bowes Church 

Stone post at Clint Top  Warning bombs!

Signpost on Tute Hill where the Pennine Way leaves the road head for tree at Stony Keld Farm

leaving Stony Keld next sign at gate


Macs Adventure logo 


Butt House, Keld

Butt House, Keld

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 Pennine Way Damian Hall  Trailblazer guide to the Pennine WayA Wainwright Pennine Way CompanionThe Pennine Way by Paddy Dillon Cicerone

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