Connect West Rainton with Slow Ways
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Slow Ways linking West Rainton and Chester-le-Street, Durham, Hetton-Le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, South Hetton
Great Britain / Durham / West Rainton
West Rainton’s five Slow Ways are 35% checked
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Walk to West Rainton from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 65m||Descent 118m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 104m||Descent 160m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 132m||Descent 118m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 43m||Descent 38m|
||Survey me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 58m||Descent 35m|
West Rainton—South Hetton
||Pioneer me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 167m||Descent 134m|
33% of West Rainton’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
3 people have contributed to West Rainton’s Slow Ways
3 people have pledged to walk and review a route
0 people have surveyed a route in West Rainton
6km out of 54km have been walked and reviewed
18km of reviews have been shared in West Rainton
Yankeepapa13 pledged to walk Weshou oneWalk this route
Yankeepapa13 pledged to walk Cheswes twoWalk this route
Yankeepapa13 pledged to walk Cheswes oneWalk this route
A minor deviation, very easy to find , will take you through the Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve where there are toilets and a cafe. There are no public toilets in West Rainton or Houghton , but as pointed out in a previous review there are toilets at Lidl in Houghton and some of the pubs there seem to keep long hours...
Alex added Durwes two, a new walk from Durham to West RaintonWalk this route
Annette surveyed West RaintonView facilities
There are no public toilets in either West Rainton or Houghton-le-Spring but in Houghton-le-Spring both Lidl and the public library have toilets for customers....
In reality, this path is quickly lost in the overgrown grass and gets quite boggy towards the end and it appears the locals have created another route that diverges Easterly of the suggested footpath that then runs Northerly alongside the fence towards the stile (this 'new' path is easily identifiable on satellite imagery) and future walkers may consider this slight alteration....
Slow Ways added Cheswes one, a new walk from Chester-le-Street to West RaintonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Cheswes two, a new walk from Chester-le-Street to West RaintonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Weshet one, a new walk from West Rainton to Hetton-Le-HoleWalk this route
Slow Ways added Weshou one, a new walk from West Rainton to Houghton-le-SpringWalk this route
Slow Ways added Westsou one, a new walk from West Rainton to South HettonWalk this route
West Rainton’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
54.81336° / -1.50652°
Easting / Northing
431,813E / 546,611N
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