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Cicerone Guides: Walking in County Durham: 40 Walking Routes and 10 Traffic-Free Cycle Routes

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Paddy Dillon (Author)

240 pages, 100 colour photos, 40 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Feb 2015 | Edition: 3 | #222632 | ISBN-13: 9781852847913
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

This popular guidebook to walking and cycling in County Durham, in the north east of England, describes 450 miles of walking routes and cycleways. There are 40 day-walks, ranging between 5 and 24 km in length, as well as 10 cycle paths along old railway lines. County Durham – the Land of the Prince-Bishops – lies between two mighty rivers – the Tyne to the north and the Tees to the south, stretching from the high Pennines in the west to the cliffs of the east coast. The routes explore all corners of this varied and historic landscape – wild moorlands, gentle countryside, riverside walks, nature reserves, heritage sites, railway paths and the low cliff coast, passing Roman forts, ancient churches and castles. And, on the high Pennines, vast tracts of wild moorland are now 'open access'. Cicerone Guides: Walking in County Durham is illustrated with OS mapping and colour photographs and packed with local information on the wildlife, geology, history and industrial heritage of the county.


Contents

Introduction
Getting to County Durham
Getting around County Durham
Geology
Flowers and Animals
Scenery
Mining
Railways
Access to the Countryside
Maps
What’s the Walking Like?
What’s the Cycling Like?
Walking and the Weather
Tourist Information and Visitor Centres
Emergencies
How to Use this Guidebook

Walking Routes
1 Durham City and the River Wear
2 Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon
3 Dipton and Hamsterley Mill
4 Beamish and Causey
5 Ouston and Urpeth
6 Lumley Castle and Great Lumley
7 Durham Coast Path
8 Castle Eden Dene
9 Wingate and Station Town
10 Cassop and Quarrington
11 Sedgefield and Hardwick Hall
12 Middleton One Row and Girsby
13 Low and High Coniscliffe
14 Gainford and Piercebridge
15 Cockfield Fell and Butterknowle
16 Woodland and Copley
17 Staindrop and Cleatlam
18 Greta Bridge and Brignall Banks
19 Tan Hill and Sleightholme Moor
20 Bowes and Bowes Moor
21 Barnard Castle and the Tees
22 Cotherstone and Romaldkirk
23 Tees Railway Walk
24 Middleton and Monk’s Moor
25 Middleton and Grassholme
26 Low Force and High Force
27 Holwick and Hagworm Hill
28 Mickle Fell via the Boundary Route
29 Cronkley Fell
30 Cow Green and Widdybank Fell
31 Cow Green and Herdship Fell
32 Bishop Auckland and Binchester
33 Circuit of Crook
34 Wolsingham and Frosterley
35 Wolsingham and Tunstall Reservoir
36 Stanhope and Stanhope Dene
37 Westgate, Middlehope and Rookhope
38 Chapelfell Top and Noon Hill
39 Cowshill, Killhope and Allenheads
40 Edmundbyers and Edmundbyers Common

Railway Paths
1 National Route 1
2 Haswell to Hart Walk
3 Yellow Brick Road
4 The Waskerley Way
5 Derwent Valley Railway Path
6 Consett and Sunderland Railway Path
7 Lanchester Valley Railway Path
8 Deerness Valley Railway Path
9 Brandon to Bishop Auckland Walk
10 Auckland Way
 
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful contacts


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Biography

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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