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Northern Saints TrailsThe Way of Life


47 km / 29 miles
The Way of Life is one wondrous route: healing waters, one of England's oldest churches and a palatial castle where Prince Bishops once resided, plus places where St Cuthbert made miracles occur. More information on the Northern Saints website.


Waymark: Northern Saints Trails
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Northern Saints Trails
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: NZ169167 - St Mary's Church, Gainford, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ273421 - Durham Cathedral, Durham View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2020
Web Sites: Northern Saints

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF The Way of Life Leaflet  (Visit County Durham  - 2020 ) Download
Route Description - PDF The Way of Life Route Description (Gainford to Durham)  (Visit County Durham  - 2020 ) Download
Route Description - PDF The Way of Life Route Description (Durham to Gainford)  (Visit County Durham  - 2020 ) 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:
OS Landranger 88, 92, 93
OS Landranger Active 88, 92, 93
OS Explorer 304, 305, 308
OS Explorer Active 304, 305, 308

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47.3 km (29.4 miles)
709 m (2,326 ft) ascent
173 m (568 ft)  maximum height

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