Locality: County Durham

neforum2.co.uk/iafwc/

Visits to the Website304
Starting fromNewton Aycliffe
Overview

'Aycliffe Fell walking Club is based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham (near Darlington in the North East of England) and is open to everyone interested in fell walking or rambling. It caters for walkers of all abilities and ages. It became Aycliffe Fellwalking Club in 2011.'

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1228

www.barnardcastleramblers.org.uk/Routemaps.html

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website252
Starting fromBarnard Castle
Overview

The Website includes access to about thirty Route Maps for 'Barnard Castle Circular Walks' around and about Barnard Castle.

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publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/6013576

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website284
Starting fromCastle Eden Dene
Overview

'Located on the edge of Durham’s urban fringe, Castle Eden Dene is home to an extraordinary variety of birds, more than 450 species of plants, and some of our favourite mammals, such as roe deer and fox. The Reserve is a magical place full of legend and folklore, which has been left to spread and sprawl through this deep gorge for over 10,000 years. It’s now the largest area of semi-natural woodland in north-east England and is famous for its majestic yew trees and fantastic stands of ancient oak and ash.'

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Views of 'Full' Record760

www.durham.gov.uk/countryside

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website396
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'County Durham has some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal landscapes in Britain. It is home to a huge variety of plants and animals, and the area has a fascinating historical and geological heritage.'

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www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website197
Size (acreage)25
Starting fromDurham University
Overview

'Our 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year.' Note Click 'About Us' at the top of the screen for further details of the Garden.

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Durham University

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www.eshparishcouncil.gov.uk/html/parishwalk.html

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website354
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromLanchester Valley Walk Car Park, Langley Park
Overview

'In 1997 Esh Parish Council launched its leaflet "Esh Parish Walk", with funding from the Parish Paths Partnership ... The walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and apart from a steep climb near the start, is not strenuous.'

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www.forestry.gov.uk/hamsterleyforest

Category:County Durham
Navigate the Website>>> Explore on Foot
Visits to the Website201
Size (acreage)5000
Starting fromHamsterley Forest
Overview

'2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley.'

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www.durhamwt.com/reserves/dwt-reserves-list/hedleyhope-fell/

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website105
Size (acreage)500
Starting fromTow Law
Overview

'Mixed terrain with three marked walking trails. Trail one is accessible for those with limited mobility around the top of the Fell.'

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Durham Wildlife Trust

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www.rabycastle.com/visiting-us/the-park-and-gardens

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website314
Size (acreage)200
Starting fromRaby Castle
Overview

'Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of Red and Fallow Deer live wild. Follow one of the walks through the park and around the ponds where you'll see plenty of wildlife. You will also enjoy exploring 5 acres of traditional 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens including fabulous Yew Hedges, trees, plants and ornaments from the 18th and 19th century.'

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www.thisisdurham.com/outdoors/walking-in-durham

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website407
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'One of the best ways to explore everything that Durham has to offer is on foot. Whether it's a leisurely city stroll along the banks of the River Wear, or a more strenuous walk in Durham's great outdoors – our routes were made for walking ... '

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Views of 'Full' Record614

www.wolsinghamwayfarers.co.uk

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website132
Starting fromWolsingham
Overview

'Founded in 1993 under the Parish Path Partnership to look after and promote the 140 miles of designated footpaths in the Wolsingham Parish.'

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www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpbarninghamtrail.html

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website392
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromBarningham
Overview

'Circular walk, using old pack-horse trails, which zig-zags its way over Barningham Moor, and then climbs over the watershed to enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A long climb back up and over brings you to the delights of the Stang Forest before returning to Barningham.

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The Barningham Trail Ed Coles (Trailguides, 2007)

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See also

Barningham Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1511

www.chester-le-street-heritage.org

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website235
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromChester-le-Street
Overview

'Walk around the 2000 year old history of this market town, visiting sites of Roman occupation, Christian heritage and Victorian industry. Take in the character and history of the buildings and sites as you enjoy your tour.'

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www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/consett-sunderland-railway-path

Category:Sunderland
Visits to the Website270
Distance (miles)26
Starting fromConsett
Overview

'Much of the route follows the line of the former Stanhope & Tyne Railway, Britain's first commercial railway, which was finally closed in 1985. The route into Sunderland takes you past the new Stadium of Light, along the riverside, through the marina and onto the beach at Roker.'

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www.durham.gov.uk/article/3323/County-Durham-Local-Access-Forum

Visits to the Website155
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Its membership is made up of people whose knowledge and experience relates to land access. There is a great range of expertise within the LAF, with both user and landowner interests being represented fairly.'

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Durham County Council

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www.durham.gov.uk/article/3324/Parish-Paths-Partnership-P3

Visits to the Website150
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The P3 provides grants to locally-based community groups and parish councils to improve and promote the rights of way network in their area. The overall aim of this grant is to make the local rights of way network open and available.'

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Durham County Council

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www.explorenorthpennines.org.uk/recreation-opportunity/walking

Navigate the Website>>> Cow Green Geological Trail [PDF]
Visits to the Website309
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromCow Green Reservoir Car Park
Overview

'The trail will introduce many of the rocks which make the Teesdale landscape so special and which make the dale a haven for rare and interesting plants.'

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Explore North Pennines

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www.durham.gov.uk/article/3691/Railway-paths

Category:County Durham
Navigate the Website>>> Railway Path - Derwent Walk [PDF]
Visits to the Website283
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromConsett
Overview

'Extremely popular linear route between Consett and Swalwell, with fabulous views across the Derwent valley.'

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Durham County Council

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www.durhamheritagecoast.org/?s=Durham+Heritage+Coastal+Footpath

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website218
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromSeaham
Overview

''From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England ... '

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Durham County Council

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www.durham.gov.uk/article/3691/Railway-paths

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website333
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Come and experience Durham's railway legacy. The railway paths - former railway lines - are attractive countryside routes that can be used by walkers, wheelchair users, horse-riders and cyclists.'

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Durham County Council

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www.durham.gov.uk/article/3693/Places-to-walk-and-ride

Category:County Durham
Navigate the Website>>> Escomb, Witton Park and Etherley, steam, coal and countryside [PDF]
Visits to the Website472
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromEscomb
Overview

'Iron, Steam, Coal and Countryside ... A Network of Walks off the Weardale Way'

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Durham County Council

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1291

www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_a/3099/

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website460
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromBowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton in Teesdale
Overview

'This County Durham walk follows the most dramatic section of the River Tees, which begins life on the isolated flanks of Cross Fell in the North Pennines and enters the North Sea surrounded by industry.'

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Views of 'Full' Record1135

www.durham.gov.uk/media/4405/Railway-Path---Lanchester-Valley/pdf/RailwayPathLan...

Category:County Durham
Visits to the Website221
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromLydgetts Junction, The Grove, Consett
Overview

'Part of an extensive network of Railway Paths which are fantastic for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. At Lydgetts Junction, this route joins the Waskerley Way and Derwent Valley Railway Paths and the Consett-Sunderland cycle route. At Broompark, it joins the Brandon-Bishops Auckland and Deerness Valley Railway Paths.'

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Durham County Council

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www.billswalks.co.uk/map

Category:Durham
Visits to the Website263
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'My descriptions of the walks are not of the sort to tell you exactly the route in specific detail as l believe that all walkers should carry the relevant OS Explorer map and a compass or GPS, preferably both should your batteries run out! Our OS maps are the best that l see in whatever country l visit and we should use them.'

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Bill's Walks

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Views of 'Full' Record582

www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/north-east-england/

Category:County Durham
Navigate the Website>>> The Missing River
Visits to the Website388
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromNorth Road, Durham
Overview

'Discover why one of Durham's rivers completely changed its course.'

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Discovering Britain

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