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Walks in the countryside


We have a number of publications about walking and access to County Durham's countryside. These can be downloaded free of charge.

Cowshill to Killhope, an extension to the Weardale Way - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project in a series of leaflets promoting walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Cowshill to Killhope, an extension to the Weardale Way (PDF, 493kb)

Escomb, Witton Park and Etherley, steam, coal and countryside - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project, this leaflet promotes a series of walks in and around the villages of Escomb, Etherley and Witton Park. In the series of leaflets promoting circular walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Escomb, Witton Park and Etherley, steam, coal and countryside (PDF, 787kb)

Frosterley, in search of Frosterley Marble - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project. In the series of leaflets promoting walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Frosterley, in search of Frosterley Marble (PDF, 658kb)

Rookhope fields and fells - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project, this leaflet promotes two circular walks around the Rookhope area:

Rookhope fields and fells (PDF, 5Mb)

St John's Chapel farming, mining and Methodism - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project, this leaflet promotes a series of walks in and around the villages of Ireshopeburn, St John's Chapel and Daddry Shield:

St John's Chapel farming, mining and Methodism (PDF, 2Mb)

Stanhope, exploring a legacy of lead - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project. In the series of leaflets promoting walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Stanhope, exploring a legacy of lead (PDF, 966kb)

Tow Law, Thornley and Harperley - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project, this leaflet promotes a series of walks in and around the villages of Tow Law, Thornley. In the series of leaflets promoting circular walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Tow Law, Thornley and Harperley (PDF, 455kb)

Wearhead, the River Wear starts here - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project. In the series of leaflets promoting walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Wearhead, the River Wear starts here (PDF, 758kb)

Walking around Wolsingham - Produced as part of the Mineral Valleys Project. In the series of leaflets promoting walks leading from the Weardale Way:

Walking around Wolsingham (PDF, 826kb)

The Weardale Way - A series of free down-loadable pdf format maps of the Weardale way in County Durham are available via our The Weardale Way page

Open access in the North Pennines - General information about open access in the North Pennines area with five suggested walks:

Open access in the North Pennines (PDF, 1Mb)

Discover Open Country in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NPAONB) - General information about the NPAONB and open access related issues in the North Pennines area with six suggested walks:

Discover Open Country in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NPAONB) (PDF, 827kb)

Woodland Trust walks

A series of walks around woods: