Cow Green Reservoir

  • A peaceful moorland walk of great variety
  • Spectacular waterfall at Caudron Snout.
  • Follows the Pennine Way along the River Tees

The walk to Cow Green Reservoir provided one of those wow moments of unexpected delight. The weather had been wet but the sheer power of Cauldron Force was something to behold, great torrents of water literally exploding down the 3 different levels which make up the waterfall; many happy minutes were spent scrambling on the rocks to the side of the falls and sitting watching the flowing water. That alone would make the walk worthwhile but actually the entire 8 miles are full of interest and variety, ever changing views set against the backdrop of wild moorland scenery which so chacterises this part of the Pennines.

Recommend: Approach the waterfalls from the river rather than the reservoir and I suggest starting the walk at Langdon Beck

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL31 North Pennines Buy Map
Start Point: NY 854313. Park near to the Langdon Beck hotel and head for 1/2 mile on the road to Cow Green. Turn off the road 100 yards after crossing the river.just before
Height to Climb: 162 ms (531 feet)
Terrain: Good tracks and quiet walking along lanes.
Eating & Drinking: The Langdon Beck hotel is a perfect place to end your walk whether for a cup of tea, interesting ales, a meal or even an overnight stay.
Similar Walks Nearby: South Tyne at Garrigill
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