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A rocky crag on the moorland
Look out for rare fossils in Greenleighton Quarry on this walk | © National Trust/Rebecca Hetherington
North East

Greenleighton Moor walk

Enjoy this challenging but invigorating circular walk across moorland, around the shores of Fontburn Reservoir and past some of Wallington's oldest archaeological sites.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Greenleighton Quarry car park, grid ref: NZ035915

Step 1

Follow the path up the hill, with the quarry on your right, passing through a gate continue straight ahead. At the top go through the gate and turn left, following the wall down the field until you reach the farmhouses. Follow the road to the right, passing through another gate and head straight across the next field following the fence line on the left-hand side. At the far end of the field go through the gate and follow the path along the wall edge before bearing right, aiming for a track between two woodland blocks. At the end of this forestry track pass over the style in the left-hand corner and follow the waymarked posts over the moorland.

Step 2

This northern edge of the Greenleighton walk takes you past a steep-sided valley known as Fallowlees Flush.

Step 3

Once you reach the western edge of Fontburn Reservoir you will see a large mound of earth and stone, which is a 3,000 year-old Bronze Age burial site.

Step 4

As the reservoir appears on your left look out for the cup and ring marked boulder on your right.

Step 5

Carry on walking along the southern edge of the reservoir.

Step 6

Before coming to the end of the reservoir, turn right back down over fields and across the moorland.

End point

Greenleighton Quarry car park, grid ref: NZ035915

Trail map

Greenleighton Moor Walk at Wallington - trail map
Greenleighton Moor Walk at Wallington - trail map | © ONS

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