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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 Health walks page.

Walks on the coast

Visit Durham Heritage Coast 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 - Icon for pdf Open access in the North Pennines (PDF, 1.7mb) .

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 - Icon for pdf Discover Open Country in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NPAONB) (PDF, 827.9kb) .

Woodland Trust walks

A series of walks around woods:

Northern Saints Trails

There are six  Northern Saints Trails, regional trails led by Visit County Durham, which are based on ancient pilgrimage routes and portray the region's saints and their stories.

Report a problem with our paths

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

Contact us
Access and Rights of Way
03000 265 342
Our address is:
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