Wisely, Crowsfield and Black Banks

There truly is something for everyone on this circular walk, perfectly summing up why Wolsingham is such a wonderful place to roam. The early climb uphill towards High Wisely Farm is quickly rewarded with a beautifulview back towards the village. The traverse to Crowsfield paints a picture of the disappearing past of the area, followed by a breathtaking view at the trig point on Knitsley Fell. The journey home takes us through the woodlandof the Black Banks Plantation and along thebans of the River Wear.
Wisely, Crowsfield and Black Banks ©


Circular walk from Wolsingham. Starts from Demesne Mill Picnic Area (nearest postcode DL13 3DB).


9 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Public transport

Facilities nearby: 

  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Toilets