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Deerness Valley Railway Path


13 km / 8 miles
One of a series of walks, the Durham Railway Paths, using dismantled railways in the Durham area. This line was opened in 1858 and carried coal out of the valley for nearly a hundred years. Now it is a pleasant walk, which follows the River Deerness through a wooded and pastoral landscape. The track runs high above the River Deerness valley, crossing and recrossing the river, and passes by Ushaw Moor asnd Esk Winning to finally cross the river again near Waterhouses to head south to Crook.

From Broompark follow the Deerness Valley Walk sign.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: NZ251415 - Broompark Picnic Area, Stonebridge, Co, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ163360 - Crook, Co, Durham View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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 88, 92
OS Landranger Active 88, 92
OS Explorer 305, 307, 308
OS Explorer Active 305, 307, 308

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Route Profile:

14.0 km (8.7 miles)
218 m (715 ft) ascent
253 m (830 ft)  maximum height

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