'Aycliffe Fell walking Club is based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham (near Darlington in the North East of England) and is open to everyone interested in fell walking or rambling. It caters for walkers of all abilities and ages. It became Aycliffe Fellwalking Club in 2011.'
'Located on the edge of Durham’s urban fringe, Castle Eden Dene is home to an extraordinary variety of birds, more than 450 species of plants, and some of our favourite mammals, such as roe deer and fox. The Reserve is a magical place full of legend and folklore, which has been left to spread and sprawl through this deep gorge for over 10,000 years. It’s now the largest area of semi-natural woodland in north-east England and is famous for its majestic yew trees and fantastic stands of ancient oak and ash.'
'County Durham has some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal landscapes in Britain. It is home to a huge variety of plants and animals, and the area has a fascinating historical and geological heritage.'
'Our 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year.' Note Click 'About Us' at the top of the screen for further details of the Garden.
'In 1997 Esh Parish Council launched its leaflet "Esh Parish Walk", with funding from the Parish Paths Partnership ... The walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and apart from a steep climb near the start, is not strenuous.'
'2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley.'
'Mixed terrain with three marked walking trails. Trail one is accessible for those with limited mobility around the top of the Fell.'
'Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of Red and Fallow Deer live wild. Follow one of the walks through the park and around the ponds where you'll see plenty of wildlife. You will also enjoy exploring 5 acres of traditional 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens including fabulous Yew Hedges, trees, plants and ornaments from the 18th and 19th century.'
'One of the best ways to explore everything that Durham has to offer is on foot. Whether it's a leisurely city stroll along the banks of the River Wear, or a more strenuous walk in Durham's great outdoors – our routes were made for walking ... '
'Circular walk, using old pack-horse trails, which zig-zags its way over Barningham Moor, and then climbs over the watershed to enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A long climb back up and over brings you to the delights of the Stang Forest before returning to Barningham.
The Barningham Trail Ed Coles (Trailguides, 2007)
Barningham Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'Walk around the 2000 year old history of this market town, visiting sites of Roman occupation, Christian heritage and Victorian industry. Take in the character and history of the buildings and sites as you enjoy your tour.'
'Its membership is made up of people whose knowledge and experience relates to land access. There is a great range of expertise within the LAF, with both user and landowner interests being represented fairly.'
'The P3 provides grants to locally-based community groups and parish councils to improve and promote the rights of way network in their area. The overall aim of this grant is to make the local rights of way network open and available.'
'The trail will introduce many of the rocks which make the Teesdale landscape so special and which make the dale a haven for rare and interesting plants.'
'Extremely popular linear route between Consett and Swalwell, with fabulous views across the Derwent valley.'
''From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England ... '
'Come and experience Durham's railway legacy. The railway paths - former railway lines - are attractive countryside routes that can be used by walkers, wheelchair users, horse-riders and cyclists.'
'Iron, Steam, Coal and Countryside ... A Network of Walks off the Weardale Way'
'This County Durham walk follows the most dramatic section of the River Tees, which begins life on the isolated flanks of Cross Fell in the North Pennines and enters the North Sea surrounded by industry.'
'Part of an extensive network of Railway Paths which are fantastic for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. At Lydgetts Junction, this route joins the Waskerley Way and Derwent Valley Railway Paths and the Consett-Sunderland cycle route. At Broompark, it joins the Brandon-Bishops Auckland and Deerness Valley Railway Paths.'
'My descriptions of the walks are not of the sort to tell you exactly the route in specific detail as l believe that all walkers should carry the relevant OS Explorer map and a compass or GPS, preferably both should your batteries run out! Our OS maps are the best that l see in whatever country l visit and we should use them.'
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