Deerness Valley Railway Path
13 km / 8 miles
One of a series of walks, the Durham Railway Paths, using dismantled railways in the Durham area. This line was opened in 1858 and carried coal out of the valley for nearly a hundred years. Now it is a pleasant walk, which follows the River Deerness through a wooded and pastoral landscape. The track runs high above the River Deerness valley, crossing and recrossing the river, and passes by Ushaw Moor asnd Esk Winning to finally cross the river again near Waterhouses to head south to Crook.
Leaflets currently out of print however copies will be sent out from Durham Rangers. Please contact Maria Murphy 0191 383 4144 or by Email email@example.com.
From Broompark follow the Deerness Valley Walk sign.
|Path Type:||Paths Marked on OS mapping|
|Attributes:||Easy; Former Railway|
NZ251415 - Broompark Picnic Area, Stonebridge, Co Durham
NZ163360 - Crook, Co Durham
Publications, Badges and Certificates:
|Package:||Railway Paths in County Durham (Durham County Council - 1997)|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):|
|OS Landranger:||88, 92|
|OS Explorer:||305, 307, 308|
|OS Explorer Active:||305, 307, 308|
Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:
|Hostel Accommodation:||Durham City YHA, University of Durham, Durham City||2 Km|
|Paths Marked on OS mapping:||Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk; Durham Railway Paths; Lanchester Valley Walk|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||Deerness Valley Railway Path GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
|MemoryMap Route file:||Deerness Valley Railway Path Memory Map Route File||Login to Download
|Tracklogs Route file:||Deerness Valley Walk Tracklogs Route file||Login to Download
|14.0 Km (8.7 miles)
218 m (715 ft) ascent
253 m (830 ft) maximum height