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Durham Railway Paths


92 km / 57 miles
A network of former railway lines which have been reclaimed for use by walkers, horseriders and cyclists. The network comprises the Auckland Way 6km (4 miles), Brandon-Bishop Auckland 14km (9 miles), Consett and Sunderland Railway Path 42km (26miles), Deerness Valley 13km (8 miles), Derwent Valley Walk 17km (11 miles), Lanchester Valley 19km (12 miles), Tees Valley Railway Path 10km (6 miles) and Waskerley Way 16km (10 miles), With the exception of the last one, they are included on OS mapping as cycle routes and can be linked to provide extended linear walks.

Broom Park and Lydgetts Junction are points in common for several walks. Broom Park is the start for the Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk, Lanchester Valley Path and Deerness Walk. Lydgetts Junction is the intersection of the Waskerley Way, Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Derwent Valley Railway Path and the Consett-Sunderland cycle paths.

The South West Durham Heritage Corridor Project will create a Railway Path between West Auckland and Barnard Castle. The route will pass through Evenwood, Ramshaw and Cockfield.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: NZ098493 - Lydgetts Junction (common point), Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ251415 - Broom Park (common point), Durham View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 87, 88, 92, 93
OS Landranger Active 87, 88, 92, 93
OS Explorer 308, 316
OS Explorer Active 308, 316

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