Darlington

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'Our 16 parks and 10 nature reserves stretch right across the town ... South Park is a great place for today’s generation after its multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project. It was the first Victorian Park in the North East of England and was opened to the public in 1853 as  Belasses Park ... WestPark Nature Reserve is the first new park to be created in Darlington in 100 years. This exciting project covers 30 acres and includes tree plantations, wildflower meadows and wetlands ... '

 

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'The club was first established in 1936 and the first walk was on Sunday 8th November 1936.  Then there were 50 members and it was arranged that there would be walks alternating half day Saturday and a full day Sunday ...'

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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

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'Local Nature Reserves are vital to the health and wellbeing of Darlington's wildlife and the many hundreds of people who visit them during the year. The Council's Countryside Team currently manage all the wildlife areas in the Darlington Borough. These areas offer visitors an insight into nature wildlife with nature trails, educational visits, viewing platforms, information boards, jettys and artwork.'

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Parks and Green Spaces [Darlington Borough Council]

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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

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Member of the U3A - County Durham Grouping

Size (acreage)37
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'Darlington's West Cemetery on Carmel Road, is the final resting place of many of the town's most significant residents, with monuments dating from the height of Victorian funerary grandeur through to the present day. This guide helps visitors to the cemetery to locate the more notable graves and provides a brief background to their occupants using information on Darlington's history from various sources.'

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About Darlington

Distance (miles)24
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'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.

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The Barningham Trail Ed Coles (Trailguides, 2007)

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Barningham Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

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'Darlington’s rights of way network covers a wide variety of landscapes: hills and valleys, rural and urban, short paths and circular walks. Some paths may be surfaced and many are tracks across countryside owned by farmers and landowners ... We are responsible for 216 miles (346 kilometres) of rights of way. In the borough of Darlington, all but one of our rights of way are public footpaths and public bridleways. There is one byway open to all traffic (BOAT). Within the borough there are a number of permissive paths, including through Skerningham Woods, and one at Newton Ketton, which offers panoramic views over to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. The Teesdale Way, a long distance footpath, passes through the southern part of the borough of Darlington. Many of our rights of way are ancient. Some of Darlington’s rights of way date back almost a thousand years. Over such a long time, some of these ancient paths and tracks have been widened, surfaced and become lanes and roads.'

 

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