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Lanchester Valley Railway Path


19 km / 12 miles
One of a series of walks, the Durham Railway Paths, using dismantled railways in the Durham area. The railway was originally built to carry iron ore to Consett Steelworks and coal from Langley Park. It opened as a passenger service in 1862 and closed altogether in 1965. Points of interest include: Beau Repaire, a former monks retreat, Lanchester Roman Fort and Hurbuck Embankment, a large embankment constructed using colliery waste.

The path passes through or nearby the villages of Bearpark, Langley Park and Lanchester before reaching its end at Lydgetts Junction near Consett.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: NZ250415 - Broompark Picnic Area, Stonebridge, Co, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ100494 - Lydgetts Junction, Consett, Co, Durham View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Lanchester Valley Railway Path  (Durham County Council ) Download


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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
OS Landranger Active 88
OS Explorer 31, 307, 308
OS Explorer Active 31, 307, 308

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Route Profile:

20.0 km (12.4 miles)
266 m (873 ft) ascent
243 m (797 ft)  maximum height

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