Allenheads Geotrail

The landscape around Allenheads has been over 300 million years in the making. From tropical seas and deltas to minerals and miners – all have played their part in shaping this beautiful landscape. This 5km circular walk will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape around Allenheads. By spotting clues in the moors, fields and buildings you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.
Above Allenheads © NPAP


Starting from Allenheads car park (NY859453 / NE47 9HJ) in the East Allen Valley.


5 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Toilets