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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
Easy; Former Railway
NZ100494 - Lydgetts Junction, Consett, Co Durham
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NY997422 - Weather Hill, Co Durham
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Railway Paths in County Durham (Durham County Council - 1997)


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Route Profile:

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