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Derwent Valley Walk


17 km / 11 miles
The Derwent Valley Railway Path shadows the River Derwent for 11 miles between Swalwell and Consett, passing through the villages of Shotley Bridge, Ebchester and Rowlands Gill.It passes through woodland, meadow and along side ponds and riverside areas. In addition there are two visitor centres, Swalwell and Thornley Woodland.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: NZ199621 - Swalwell, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ100494 - Consett, Durham View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Derwent Valley Walk [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Derwent Walk Railway Path  (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 88
OS Landranger Active 88
OS Explorer 31, 307, 308, 316
OS Explorer Active 31, 307, 308, 316

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Route Profile:

19.2 km (11.9 miles)
368 m (1,207 ft) ascent
242 m (794 ft)  maximum height

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