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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
NY997422 - Weather Hill, Co Durham
|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)|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):|
|OS Landranger:||87, 88|
|OS Landranger Active:||87, 88|
|OS Explorer:||31, 307|
|OS Explorer Active:||31, 307|
Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:
|Hostel Accommodation:||Hownsgill Bunkhouse And Tea-rooms||< 1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Edmundbyers YHA, Low House, Consett, Co.Durham||5 Km|
|Related Paths:||Durham Railway Paths|
|Paths Marked on OS mapping:||Consett and Sunderland Railway Path; Derwent Valley Walk; Lanchester Valley Walk|
|Other Paths:||Durham Round; Lake to Lake Walk|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||Waskerley Way GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
|MemoryMap Route file:||Waskerley Way Memory Map Route File||Login to Download
|Tracklogs Route file:||Waskerley Way Tracklogs Route file||Login to Download
|15.9 Km (9.9 miles)
284 m (932 ft) ascent
442 m (1,450 ft) maximum height