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Railway paths


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.

Railway Paths in County Durham

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?

Report a problem with a railway path

Railway paths visitor charter

Please take care when other users are around and follow the  Icon for pdf Railway Paths Visitor Charter (PDF, 371.4kb) .