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Waskerley Way

16 km / 10 miles

One of a series of walks, the Durham Railway Paths, using dismantled railways in the Durham and Consett area.

For the most part, Waskerley Way follows the western part of the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway. It was nearly 10 miles long and rises from 230 metres above sea level at Lydgetts Junction to the west of Consett, to 440 metres at Weather Hill Engine north of Stanhope. It passes through a range of habitats from mixed deciduous woodland and conifer plantations to open heather moorland.

The walk starts at Lydgetts Junction, which is the intersection of the Waskerley Way, Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Derwent Valley Railway Path and the Consett-Sunderland cycle paths.

Leaflets currently out of print however copies will be sent out from Durham Rangers. Please contact Maria Murphy 0191 383 4144 or by Email A digital track file can be downloaded below.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy; Former Railway
NZ100494 - Lydgetts Junction, Consett, Co Durham
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NY997422 - Weather Hill, Co Durham
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Web Sites: Durham CC - Waskerley Way Railway Path - PDF
  GPS Routes - Waskerley Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Package: Railway Paths in County Durham (Durham County Council - 1997)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 8788
OS Landranger Active: 8788
OS Explorer: 31307
OS Explorer Active: 31307

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Hostel Accommodation: Edmundbyers YHA, Low House, Consett, Co.Durham 5 Km 11 Km

Connected Paths:

Related Paths: Auckland Walk; Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk; Consett and Sunderland Railway Path; Deerness Valley Railway Path; Derwent Valley Walk; Durham Railway Paths; Lanchester Valley Walk; Stephenson Trail; Tees Valley Railway Path
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Other Paths: Durham Round; Lake to Lake Walk


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Route Profile:

15.9 Km (9.9 miles)
284 m (932 ft) ascent
442 m (1,450 ft)  maximum height