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Baldersdale to Middleton-in-Teesdale

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Moving onwards from the halfway mark of the entire Pennine Way in Baldersdale, you'll continue north over moorland and across Grassholme Reservoir to reach Middleton-in-Teesdale. 
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
2:30 h
183 m
308 m
 This shorter section still provides a challenge as you climb over moorland and around the fells before arriving in the delightful town of Middleton-in-Teesdale on the banks of the River Tees.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
436 m
Lowest point
220 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

 

WESPWC1

WESPWC2

Start

Baldersdale (345 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NY 93318 18989
DD
54.566083, -2.104842
DMS
54°33'57.9"N 2°06'17.4"W
UTM
30U 557877 6046875
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Destination

Middleton-in-Teesdale (south of River Tees)

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NY 93318 18989
DD
54.566083, -2.104842
DMS
54°33'57.9"N 2°06'17.4"W
UTM
30U 557877 6046875
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
183 m
Descent
308 m

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