Discover Durham’s Great Outdoors
Whether you want to enjoy stunning scenery, get a breath of fresh air or push yourself to the limit – Durham is your destination.
On two feet or two wheels is the best way to experience our extraordinary county. With cycling and walking opportunities for all ages and abilities, routes will take you through breathtaking landscapes in the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the dramatic Durham Heritage Coast, past award-winning attractions, historical gems and natural wonders, and through bustling market towns and picturesque villages.
Hamsterley Forest is a magnet for mountain bikers and walkers. And for the peace and tranquillity of the water, head to one of Durham’s many reservoirs or riverside routes - with a walk along the riverbanks in Durham City providing possibly the best view of one of the most stunning city skylines in Europe.
When it’s time to refuel you’ll find great places to eat and drink in Durham, from tempting treats in tearooms and coffee shops to hearty pub lunches and indulgent restaurants. And for the perfect place to stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice with accommodation in Durham, with friendly B&B’s, stylish hotels, countryside retreats and idyllic cottages and campsites.
From history and heritage to nature and wildlife, and from stunning scenery to tasty trails - search our routes and be inspired.
Durham is yours to explore.
If you're in need of some peace and tranquility, head for the North Pennines AONB.
Hamsterley is a delightful oasis containing 2000 hectares of mixed woodland.
Our reservoirs provide excellent facilities for a family day out.
With dramatic views, Durham Heritage Coast is waiting to be explored.