There's plenty of scope to explore Durham on foot, from a leisurely city stroll along the banks of the River Wear to the more strenuous Pennine Way. Durham's Heritage Coast offers a stunning landscape of beaches, cliffs and headlands, whilst the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Durham Dales are truly special places that have much to offer - from wild moorland to picturesque villages nestling in valleys.
Further details on walking routes and guided walks across Durham can be obtained from: Durham County Council countryside events and guided walks; The Ramblers-Durham Group; North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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DISTANCE: 2 miles from Visitor Centre to Pow Hill Country Park. (3.5 miles to Millshield picnic site)
GRADE OF WALK: EASY
Discover the wildlife and history of Derwent Reservoir along the multi user trail (3.5 miles from Pow Hill Country Park to Millshield picnic site) while taking in the...
Distance: 124 kilometers (77 miles)
This long distance walk is 77 miles / 124 kilometres in length running through the “Land of the Prince Bishops”. Steeped in history, beauty and a variety of landscapes this must rank as one of the Ways not to be missed.
The Way follows principally the...
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This walk takes in some of the landmarks of mining trade unionism in the City and follows the route the miners would take to the 'Big Meeting/Miner's Gala'.
The walk starts in the Market place which is dominated by the statue of the Third Marquis of Londonderry who built Seaham Harbour to...
Difficulty Level: Moderate
In its entirety, the Teesdale Way is a 100 mile route which follows the River Tees from its source at Dufton in Cumbria to the sea at South Gare in Teesside. The part of the walk which crosses Durham county spans from Langdon Beck in the west...
Distance: 15 miles
Start From: Baldersdale in the south
End: Langdon Beck and High Cup Nick in the north.
In Durham, The Pennine Way stretches from Baldersdale in the south to Langdon Beck and High Cup Nick in the north - a distance of approximately 15 miles.
DISTANCE: 39 miles
GRADE OF WALK: MODERATE
Start and End: Settle, Yorkshire
Midpoint: Housesteads, Northumberland
Total Length: 247 miles
In Durham, The Pennine Journey starts in the village of Bowes and continues north to Blanchland – a distance of 39 miles.
Near Middleton in Teesdale
This 5 mile circular walk takes you through the stunning landscape of Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it includes Low and High Force waterfalls - the most spectacular natural features in the Durham Dales.
The walk is an excellent way to discover...
Limekiln Gill is a Local Nature Reserve and is UK Woodland Assurance Scheme certified and is a Special Area of Conservation, within Durham Heritage Coast.
Habitats include grassland, heathland and woodland.
Coastal heathland is found here. This is an extremely rare habitat in the Durham...
Bracken Hill Local Nature Reserve is a Local Nature Reserve and is UK Woodland Assurance Scheme certified, is a Local Wildlife and Ancient Woodland site.
Habitats include grassland, scrub and woodland.
The steep hill sides are covered in dark and mysterious woodland which drop to a slow...