Blanchland: North Pennine Birdwalks - Walk 5

This short walk from the attractive and historic village of Blanchland combines both woodland and river habitats. Birds such as coal tit, goldcrest and dipper are active throughout the year. During the breeding season, more elusive species such as the pied flycatcher and spotted flycatcher can also be seen. Blanchland is sited within the remains of a monastery founded by Premonstratensian Monks in the 12th century. The Lord Crewe Arms hotel was originally built as the Abbot’s lodge, guest house and kitchens of the Abbey.
Dipper © NPAP


Starting from the car park in Blanchland (NY964505).


3 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Toilets