AboutDurham County Council Countryside Service
Durham’s countryside has been shaped by past industry. Come and explore our wonderful countryside and discover lots of historical remnants. Walk across Causey Arch, the world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge; cycle or ride your horse past once bustling railway platforms or come and experience the previously coal-blackened coastal cliffs which are now alive with wildflowers and amazing birdlife.
We run a varied guided walks programme with local historians who bring the past to life. Other walk themes include nature, geology, art, creative writing and photography. Our walks vary from 1 mile to 17 miles and everything in-between. Download the full programme at www.durham.gov.uk/countryside
You can volunteer with us and help to look after our country parks, nature reserves, picnic areas and railway paths. Or help with guided walks, events, education and birthday parties.
Parking & Transport
- On site parking