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Countryside events and guided walks


County Durham has some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. It's home to a variety of plants and animals and has a fascinating historical and geological heritage. We offer a range of walks, events and activities to share all this with you.

Latest news

Get the latest information about our walks and events:

Discover your local countryside

Come and explore with us through a variety of activities:

  • Guided walks - from one mile to 13 and everything in-between looking at nature, geology and local history.
  • Walk Durham

Our events and walks are open to everyone.

Guided walks

See a list of our latest guided walks in County Durham.

No advance booking is necessary. 

Cost: Please pay on arrival - £4 per person (under 16s are free). Carers accompanying a disabled person are free. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided walks feedback

When you attend any of our guided walks, you can give us your feedback. Your comments are really important and help us to see what you have enjoyed, what we could have done better and what you'd like to see in the future. 

Simply complete our online survey here.

Weather

In very bad weather some walks may be cancelled. If you are in any doubt please contact us. This number is monitored, so if you leave a message with your name and number, someone will return your call. 

Alternatively you can access our Durham Countryside Volunteers on Facebook page which will give you details of cancelled walks. 

Please bear in mind that weather and travelling conditions can change within a few hours, and while we do our best to keep you informed, occasionally a walk may be cancelled at very short notice. If you are in any doubt, please do not travel.

How are we doing?

We value your feedback in helping us to continue to improve the countryside for the benefit of people and wildlife. If you would like to tell us about a recent visit to one of our countryside sites please complete our online survey. Please note, this survey is for general feedback only. If you would like to report a problem with a countryside site please submit it via the feedback form.

Contact us
Countryside Service
03000 264 589

Culture and Sport
03000 266 555
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL