Hundreds of miles of public footpaths, former industrial railway lines and quiet country lanes provide a huge range of walking opportunities from peaceful family strolls along the riverside to strenuous hill walking and long distance trails.
Long stretches of the Weardale Way provide easy walking along riverside footpaths.
Our tributary valleys provide beautiful wooded denes full of wild flowers.
Our upland tracks and bridleways afford magnificent views across the valley..
In a group or with friends.
On your own, with a camera.
When you've finished your walk don't forget to support the local community. Image Glenn Royston, The Golden Lion, St John's Chapel
Walking is a great way to explore Weardale and experience the tranquillity, stunning countryside, magnificent views and varied wildlife.
Web links to more information;
This website will provide maps of the difinitive rights of way for all of County Durham's footpaths - just type in the village name.
The publication of the public rights or way is a guide for visitors but not a guarantee that the footpath will be open. Please report any issues.