Northern England – Durham, County Durham
Distance: 11km/7 miles
Where: Circular walk around River Wear, just south of Durham.
Start/End: Shincliffe bridge (NZ288410).
Terrain: Easy riverside footpaths, with some stiles.
Maps: OS Explorer 308; Landranger 88 & 93.
Located just to the south of the historic city of Durham this picturesque walk encircles two huge loops of the River Wear. The section of the route just past Shincliffe Hall follows paths that were extensively lobbied for by the Ramblers. The area around Low Burnhall is set to change dramatically due to its recent acquisition by the Woodland Trust. An area of 68ha/168 acres will be planted with 86,000 new trees which will extend and protect the existing ancient woodland and create large areas of new woodland to be enjoyed by all.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map