Our Routes were made for Walking

Our Routes Were Madefor Walking

Our Routes Were Made for Walking

From dale to vale, city to coast, along country lanes, open moorland and bracing clifftops, Durham is one of the best destinations in the country for groups to explore on foot throughout the year. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in the uncrowded, protected landscapes of the Durham Dales - blow away the cobwebs on the Durham Heritage Coast, and relax and refuel in traditional tearooms and cosy pubs.

• Experience the thunderous glory of High Force waterfall, one of the finest waterfalls in England at the heart of the Durham Dales, part of the North Pennines National Landscape and UNESCO Global Geopark.

• Take a stroll along Durham City’s delightful wooded riverbanks and enjoy magnificent views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle.

• Follow in the footsteps of the Northern Saints on six long-distance walking trails inspired by ancient pilgrimage routes. With routes for all ages and abilities, the Northern Saints Trails are ideal for groups, with many award-winning attractions and great places to eat, drink and stay along the way.

• Whether it is a city stroll or a rural ramble, book a Durham guide to make the most of your walk.

Did you know…

Durham has some of the darkest skies in the country, with more than 2,000 stars visible in parts of the Durham Dales on a clear night. For an outdoor adventure with a difference, visit one of the county’s Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

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Durham coast and people walking in the Durham Dales

Tour suggestions…

Half day:
Durham City Riverbanks or
Durham Dales - High Force Waterfall

Full day:
Durham City: UNESCO World Heritage Site
plus Durham City riverbanks.
Durham Dales: High Force Waterfall,
Raby Castle or The Bowes Museum.
The Northern Saints Trails:
for more information visit northernsaints.com

Hotel suggestions…

Hardwick Hall Hotel
Radisson Blu Durham

Useful information…

Coach travelling time:
Durham City to High Force Waterfall
(via A167-A688-B6279-B6277) - 1hr 10mins

Sat Nav:
Durham City Coach Park DH1 1SR
Hardwick Hall Hotel TS21 2EH
High Force Waterfall DL12 0XH
Raby Castle DL2 3AH
Radisson Blu Durham DH1 5TA
The Bowes Museum DL12 8NP