Allendale Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 12
2019

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£10.00
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11.6 Miles with some steep climbs

Starting in Allendale Town, this walk crosses the East Allen, before climbing to join the flues from the Allen Smelt Mill where you can still see the chimneys. These are a remnant of the lead mining industry. The flues were built around 1805 to take the smoke away from the valley and were approximately 2½ miles long.

From the chimneys, it's on to Dryburn Moor where the route descends to join Issac's Tea Trail. The West Allen comes into view before the route heads into Monk's Wood where you can see Whitfield Hall through the trees.

The hike then continues with the Tea Trail, which climbs and then descends to meet the East Allen. Before crossing the river you can see the remnants of the smelt mill, which is now home to a number of businesses including the Allendale Brewery.

The trail continues along the river to Deneholme Wood to pass the Blackett Level, which is a seven mile tunnel that was built to drain water from deep in the Allenheads Mine. It's then back up the hill and into the town for refreshments at a pub or tea room.

Ponies
Water coming from the Blackett Level pouring into the East Allen River
Allendale Town Benches Opposite Library
Farmland near Allendale
Chimney from the Allen Smelt Mill
Blackett Level tunnel entrance
Chimney
Ponies
Water coming from the Blackett Level pouring into the East Allen River
Allendale Town Benches Opposite Library
Farmland near Allendale
Chimney from the Allen Smelt Mill
Blackett Level tunnel entrance
Chimney

Location

54.897306, -2.252702