Connect West Rainton with Slow Ways

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West Rainton


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

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 1/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

Help connect West Rainton

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.

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Walk to West Rainton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chester-le-Street—West Rainton
Cheswes one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 65m Descent 118m
Chester-le-Street—West Rainton
Cheswes two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 104m Descent 160m
Durham—West Rainton
Durwes two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 132m Descent 118m
West Rainton—Hetton-Le-Hole
Weshet one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 43m Descent 38m
West Rainton—Houghton-le-Spring
Weshou one Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 58m Descent 35m
West Rainton—South Hetton
Westsou one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 167m Descent 134m

Collective progress

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

Latest Updates

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...


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Durham—West Rainton

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

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West Rainton

Annette surveyed West Rainton

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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....


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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....


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Chester-le-Street—West Rainton

Slow Ways added Cheswes one, a new walk from Chester-le-Street to West Rainton

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Chester-le-Street—West Rainton

Slow Ways added Cheswes two, a new walk from Chester-le-Street to West Rainton

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West Rainton—Hetton-Le-Hole

Slow Ways added Weshet one, a new walk from West Rainton to Hetton-Le-Hole

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West Rainton—Houghton-le-Spring

Slow Ways added Weshou one, a new walk from West Rainton to Houghton-le-Spring

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West Rainton—South Hetton

Slow Ways added Westsou one, a new walk from West Rainton to South Hetton

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West Rainton, Sun 28 May



West Rainton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

54.81336° / -1.50652°

Easting / Northing

431,813E / 546,611N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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