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Auckland Way Railway Path


6 km / 4 miles
One of the Durham Railway Paths, using the trackline of dismantled railways, this short and direct multi-user track linking Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland can also be accessed from convenient car parks, Whitworth Road car park, just north of Spennymoor to end at Canney Hill, approximately 1.5 km (1 mile) from Bishop Auckland, where there are two car parks on either side of the ridge, the southern one with linking footpaths to the Brandon-Bishop Auckland Walk.

It passes through countryside which was once part of the Bishop's Park.

The route is marked as a cycleway on Explorer mapping and is easy to follow.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Start: NZ253337 - Spennymoor, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ221291 - Bishop Auckland, Durham View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Auckland Way Railway Path - Leaflet  (Durham County Council ) Download


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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 93
OS Landranger Active 93
OS Explorer 305
OS Explorer Active 305

Connected Paths:


Route Profile:

7.0 km (4.3 miles)
68 m (223 ft) ascent
141 m (463 ft)  maximum height

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