Durham Railway Paths
92 km / 57 miles
A network of former railway lines which have been reclaimed for use by walkers, horseriders and cyclists. The network comprises the Derwent Valley Walk (11 miles), Lanchester Valley (12 miles), Waskerley Way (7 miles), Deerness Valley (8 miles), Brandon-Bishop Auckland (9 miles), Auckland Way (4 miles) and Tees Valley Railway Path (6 miles). With the exception of the last one, they are included on OS mapping as cycle routes and can be linked to provide extended linear walks.
Broom Park and Lydgetts Junction are points in common for several walks. Broom Park is the start for the Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk, Lanchester Valley Path and Deerness Walk. Lydgetts Junction is the intersection of the Waskerley Way, Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Derwent Valley Railway Path and the Consett-Sunderland cycle paths.
The South West Durham Heritage Corridor Project will create a Railway Path between West Auckland and Barnard Castle. The route will pass through Evenwood, Ramshaw and Cockfield.
Digital track files are provided for some routes on the route pages. Leaflets currently out of print however copies will be sent out from Durham Rangers. Please contact Maria Murphy 0191 383 4144 or by Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Path Type:||Paths Marked on OS mapping|
|Attributes:||Easy; Former Railway; Cycle Route; Horse Ride (Multi User)|
NZ098493 - Lydgetts Junction (common point), Durham
NZ251415 - Broom Park (common point), Durham
|Web Sites:||Durham CC Website - Information on Railway Paths|
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:||87, 88, 92, 93|
|OS Explorer:||308, 316|
|OS Explorer Active:||308, 316|