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Durham County Council

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Picnic areas


Come and visit our picnic areas. We have sites across the county where you can go and relax in wonderful settings. They are ideal for short walks or picnics and some even feature historical remains.

Countryside sites on a map

See our picnic areas, nature reserves, railway paths and country parks on a map.

Picnic areas in County Durham               

  • Baybridge: On B6306, west of Blanchland
  • Broompark: On B6302, east of Ushaw Moor
  • Causey Arch: On the A6076, between Stanley and Sunniside
  • Cocken Wood: East of Plawsworth, over river from Finchale Priory
  • Malton: On A691, east of Lanchester
  • Middle Rainton: on A690 near Rainton Gate

More information

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