Walking in County Durham
40 walking routes exploring Pennine moors, river valleys and coastal paths
By Paddy Dillon
Guidebook offering detailed descriptions of 40 day walks across County Durham. Walks range from 5 to 24km and show off the region's history and natural wonders. The terrain covers field paths and open moorlands, from the North Sea to the high Pennines.
Seasonsall year round
CentresDurham, Carlington, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Stanhope, Consett, Seaham
Difficultyhalf- to full-day mostly circular routes; some on high moorland but not difficult
Must Seecity of Durham, Bowes Museum, remote high Pennine moors and valleys, High Force on the upper Tees, coastline walks
Guidebook of walking routes in County Durham. The 40 day walks, ranging between 5 and 24km in length, explore all corners of this varied county, encompassing wild moorland, rolling pastures, riverbanks and the low cliff coast. With such a range of possibilities, there are walks here for all abilities. They take in highlights such as Beamish, Durham City, Tan Hill and High Force.
Featuring 1:50K OS mapping, step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on the history of the region, the guidebook details everything you need to walk in the region.
The county lies between two mighty rivers - the Tyne and the Tees - and between the high Pennines in the west and the North Sea to the east. Into this small space is crammed a wide variety of landscape and two centuries of turbulent history, waiting to be explored on foot.
Table of Contents
Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View author profile
We have nearly 400 books covering many countries, and our collection is growing all the time.
Free GPX files
GPX files are available for many of our books. Just sign into your account to access them.