Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs
This walk visits a series of picturesque reservoirs in Baldersdale, on the east side of the Pennines. The walk starts at the parking area at the eastern end of Balderhead Reservoir where there are wonderful views over the water to the surrounding countryside. You then head around Blackton Reservoir to the western end of Hury Reservoir, before returning to Balderhead via the Pennine Way. It's a fairly easy walk with some waterside sections and wonderful views of the beautiful Baldersdale. The area around Blackton Reservoir is a nature reserve so look out for a variety of wildlife on your walk.
If you would like to continue your walk you could follow the Pennine Way north to the nearby Grassholme Reservoir.
PostcodeDL12 9UX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
One nice idea is to head east to the little village of Romaldkirk and visit the Rose and Crown. The hotel is set in a fine old coaching inn, dating from the 18th century. They serve high quality food and have an interior with bags of character. You can find them at postcode DL12 9EB for your sat navs. After your pint you could enjoy a stroll around the picturesque village which includes a noteworthy Saxon Church and fine views of the Teesdale countryside.
The country and waterside trails make for a fine walk with your dog. The Rose and Crown mentioned above is also very dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east and you could pick up the popular Teesdale Way. The waymarked trail will take you along the River Tees through Romaldkirk and Cotherstone.
A few miles west of the site you can climb to Mickle Fell. The fell is significant as being the highest point within the historic county of Yorkshire and the highest point within County Durham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks and North Pennines Walks pages.