Newbiggin and the Carriers’ Way

This leaflet is one of a series designed to help you discover the treasures of Blanchland - both natural and man-made. This attractive walk takes you from Blanchland, along the River Derwent, up on to open moorland. The moorland is exposed and can experience harsh weather. The wild landscape surrounding Blanchland bustles with evidence of people, from Mesolithic hunters to lead miners and modern land managers. Everywhere you look you see the imprint of our ancestors. Many landscape scars have been hidden by nature and it is hard to believe that in the not-so-distant past this quiet landscape was once home to major industry.
Walkers on the heather moors © NPAP/Shane Harris


The walk starts from Blanchland car park (NY964505)


14 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Toilets