Come and experience Durham's railway legacy. The railway paths - former railway lines - are attractive countryside routes that can be used by walkers and runners, wheelchair users, horse-riders and cyclists.
When using our railway paths, please remember to follow the government guidance on social distancing. Railway paths are multi-user, shared routes - please be aware and respectful of others.
Railway Paths in County Durham
- Auckland Way: Spennymoor to Bishop Auckland
- Brandon - Bishop Auckland Way: Broompark to Bishop Auckland
- Deerness Valley Way: Broompark to Crook
- Derwent Walk: Blackhill, Consett to Rowlands Gill
- Hart - Haswell Way: Monk Hesledon to Wingate
- Hawthorn - Ryhope Way: Seaton to South Hetton
- Hurworth Burn Railway Path (joins the Castle Eden walkway): Hurworth Burn, near Trimdon to Wingate
- Kelloe Way: Southeast of Kelloe
- Lanchester Valley Way: Consett to Broompark
- Pittington Way: East of Belmont
- Raisby Way: Southeast of Trimdon Grange
- Sherburn Way: South of Sherburn
- Waskerley Way: Consett to Stanhope
- West Auckland - Ramshaw: St Helen Auckland to Ramshaw
There are designated barbecue areas at both Hardwick Park and Wharton Park. Unauthorised fires and barbecues are not permitted on any other of our countryside sites.
Want to report a problem with our railway paths?
Railway paths visitor charter
Please take care when other users are around and follow the.