Cronkley Scar - Gold Challenge Walk 2

This long walk in Teesdale starts in Middleton-in-Teesdale and explores the Pennine Way, via High Force, over Cronkley Scar and back to Middleton. Part of the Gold Challenge developed by the Upper Teesdale Tourism Network (UTTN). The Challenge Walks ( are a series of walks produced by the UTTN to help visitors and local people to explore this spectacular part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark. For detailed walk directions click the link below.


Starts from the Market Place in the centre of Middleton-in-Teesdale.


30 km


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



  • Car parking
  • Public transport

Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Toilets