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Coast and countryside walks


Information about walks across our coast and countryside.

If you prefer to walk with a group, see our Walking and running news and events for our guided walks programme or come along to one of our health walks listed on our Walk Durham page.

Walks on the coast

Visit Durham Heritage Coast's Coastal walks for information and leaflets on walking the Durham Coastal footpath.

Walks in the countryside

The Weardale Way

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

North Pennines

General information about open access in the North Pennines area with five suggested walks - Open access in the North Pennines (PDF, 1Mb).

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:

Want to report a problem with our paths?

You can report a problem with a coast or countryside path online.