Leaflets and Routes

Our three walks routes, chosen and tested by local walk leader volunteers, will help you uncover the industrial history of these landscapes. You can just click on the pictures to download them for FREE!

See below for :

  • Blaydon, Allen Valley and Dukesfield walk
  • ¬†Dukesfield Arches Family Trail
  • Exploring the Lead Heritage sites of the North Pennines
  • Lead Roads Cycle Route between Blaydon and Dukesfield

Blaydon Walk Cover   Dukesfield Walk Cover Allen Valley Walk cover










Our Allen Valley Route links with this 3 mile Allenheads Geotrail walk, starting in Allenheads village, produced by our friends at the North Pennines AONB Partnership.

lead roads covercycle route icon












And we have two family trails, tested with local schools, to help you explore!

Family Trail Guide Allenheads guide family trail icon








Dukesfield_Blaydon Walk web
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Lead routes A3 leaflet final
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Dukesfield family trail
3.2 MB
Dukesfield Lead Road Cycle lft web
6.3 MB
Allenheads family trail print
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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467