Derwent Walk Railway Path (Walking and Cycling Route)
Just off the A692
Tel: +44 03000 264 589
The Derwent Valley Railway was opened in 1867 and carried passengers and goods between Newcastle and Consett until the line finally closed in 1962. You will see evidence of old railway platforms, bridges and houses along this fascinating route.
The route passes through woodland and runs past picturesque ponds and relaxing riverside areas. There are fragments of ancient woodland which are home to many birds including green and great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and sparrowhawk. You will pass through the steelworks site at Consett which is alive with the sound of skylarks. Keep an eye out too for fox, roe deer and badger tracks, and along the riverside kingfisher, heron and dipper can be seen.
This route passes near to the following Taste Durham establishments:
The Derwent Walk Inn, Ebchester.
Download the PDF below for more information and maps.
The route is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheelchair users. Please follow the Railway Paths Visitor Charter so everyone can enjoy this route together.
Route supplied by Durham County Council’s Countryside Service
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