Walk Exploring Dalton-le-Dale

Join our experienced SeaScapes and National Trust Walk Leader Volunteers Janet and Steven for a walk exploring Dalton-le-Dale and the surrounding area. This is an opportunity to learn about the history, heritage and nature of the area.

This walk is around 4.5miles/7km, and should take around 3 hours to complete. It is advisable to wear walking shoes/boots as the routes could become muddy in places. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and wear or carry appropriate clothing. Please bring a drink and a packed lunch.

“Dalton was formally known as Dalden and dates from Anglo Saxon times meaning a settlement in a valley or Dealla’s Vale. In contrast, Dawdon began as a small hamlet of 83 houses but with the sinking of Dawdon Colliery in 1905 it expanded dramatically with rows of houses built to accommodate miners and their families. By 1910 Dawdon Colliery employed 3300 men and produced one million tons of coal. The colliery closed in 1991 and the site reclaimed.”

Event Details

Date: 2nd March 2024

Cost: FREE


St Andrew’s Church




Time: 11:00 - 14:00