Connect Durham with Slow Ways

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Durham’s nine Slow Ways are 47% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 5/9
verified: 2/9
and surveyed: 1/9

Help connect Durham

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Durham’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Durham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brandon (County Durham)—Durham
Bradur one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 87m Descent 147m
Durham—Chester-le-Street
Durche one Survey me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 168m Descent 146m
Durham—Chester-le-Street
Durche two

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 165m Descent 142m
Durham—Ferryhill
Durfer one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 189m Descent 295m
Durham—Peterlee
Durpet one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 492m Descent 461m
Durham—South Hetton
Dursou one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 174m Descent 238m
Durham—West Rainton
Durwes two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 132m Descent 118m
Esh Winning—Durham
Eshdur one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 185m Descent 126m
Sacriston—Durham
Sacdur one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 153m Descent 73m
Spennymoor—Durham
Spedur one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 220m Descent 177m

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If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Durham and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

50% of Durham’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

6/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

2/10

verified

8 people have contributed to Durham’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Durham

56km out of 123km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Durham

Latest Updates

Durham—Chester-le-Street

Michael David Sleeman pledged to walk Durche one

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Durwes two

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This was a good walk using a combination of shared cycle path, roads and footpaths....

Philip Le Marquand

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Spennymoor—Durham

Charlotte Hudson pledged to walk Spedur one

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Durham—Ferryhill

Charlotte Hudson pledged to walk Durfer one

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Pleasant walk with quite a lot of as ends and descents once you leave the Railway Path...

Philip Le Marquand

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After the second road crossing (near Langley Hall farm), at first we foĺlow an embankment but soon descend steeply to the Deerness footbridge, followed by a sharp pull up the other side to regain the trackbed route. From here we continue through woodland under the road bridge and alongside the railway....

StephenWalker

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It begins with steps and a steep down hill from the station, and then climbs steeply to Nevilles Cross following the cycle route along quiet roads and a steep descent to the bridge the R Browney....

StephenWalker

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The landmarks of the route make the time fly by, from historic Durham to Frankland Prison, Finchale Priory and Lumley Castle with views into the cricket stadium and the beautiful river Wear. Either side of Finchale Priory the route is briefly (very) steep, apart from that the ground is good and the limited roadwalking is on quiet roads....

Henry Miller

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Starting in Chester le Street its a short walk out of town through the riverside park then over the bridge and along the river....

Philip Le Marquand

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Best walking route connecting Durham and Chester-Le-Street. The highlight along the way is the English Heritage site Finchale Priory. Also walking along the walls of Frankland Prison is quite interesting....

Fabian Koenig

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Even if it's the shortest route it's quite dangerous for long stretches along Holmhill Lane and Chester Low Road....

Fabian Koenig

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Sections of the route are dangerous - narrow roads with fast moving traffic and no room for pedestrians....

Claire Ingram

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Durham—West Rainton

Alex added Durwes two, a new walk from Durham to West Rainton

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Would be very muddy if it's rained recently....

meloddymaybe

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Durham

Donners67 surveyed Durham

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Donners67 surveyed Durham

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fedora_1 surveyed Sacdur one

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One nice vista, about 10 too many styles, 2 busy road crossings....

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Some steep sections and a short walk by a noisy main road, but lovely paths through woodland and by rivers....

Daisy

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Brandon (County Durham)—Durham

Slow Ways added Bradur one, a new walk from Brandon (County Durham) to Durham

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Durham—Chester-le-Street

Slow Ways added Durche one, a new walk from Durham to Chester-le-Street

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Durham—Chester-le-Street

Slow Ways added Durche two, a new walk from Durham to Chester-le-Street

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Durham—Ferryhill

Slow Ways added Durfer one, a new walk from Durham to Ferryhill

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Durham—Peterlee

Slow Ways added Durpet one, a new walk from Durham to Peterlee

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Durham—South Hetton

Slow Ways added Dursou one, a new walk from Durham to South Hetton

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Esh Winning—Durham

Slow Ways added Eshdur one, a new walk from Esh Winning to Durham

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Sacriston—Durham

Slow Ways added Sacdur one, a new walk from Sacriston to Durham

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Spennymoor—Durham

Slow Ways added Spedur one, a new walk from Spennymoor to Durham

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Durham, Fri 12 April

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Durham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NZ2701042764

Lat / Lon

54.77907° / -1.58161°

Easting / Northing

427,010E / 542,764N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Durham and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Durham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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