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This waymarked walk is about 7.5 miles. It follows a riverside path from Chester-le-Street, then field edges up to Great Lumley. Then it follows field paths and a minor road to Finchale Priory. Steps lead down to the picturesque Priory by the riverside. From Finchale the path follows a minor road, passes by Frankland prison on a footpath and on to the riverside at Durham with views of the Castle and Cathedral. The River Wear is crossed by the ancient Framwellgate Bridge, and we follow the medieval Silver Street to the Market Square and then Saddler Street to Palace Green, surrounded by the Castle, the University and the Cathedral.
Some field paths may be muddy following rain. Care should be taken when descending the steps to Finchale.
This waymarked walk has been researched by the Northumbrian Association, a registered charity, whose members promote the History and Heritage of Northumbria, the land between the Tweed and the Tees. They walk this route on Saint Cuthbert’s Day, March 20th.
This route passes near to the following Taste Durham establishments:
Austin's Bar and Bistro - Chester-le-Street and Cafe Cenno, The Cafe on the Green and The Undercroft Restaurant in Durham City.
Route supplied by Durham County Council Parish Paths Partnership.
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