Broompark Picnic Area - Langley Moor - Brandon - Brancepeth - Skirted Ushaw Moor

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This is a walk along two railway paths linked by a section of road walking, fields and woods as the route crosses a ridge dividing the Wear and the Deerness valleys. All-in-all it's a nice easy to follow introductory walk for those considering upping their walking distance to ten-plus miles.

The walk starts from the Broompark Picnic Area and Car Park just to the west of Durham City near the intersection of three glorious railway paths. From Broompark the route first passes along the Brandon and Bishop Auckland railway path that takes the walker through Brandon and then onto Brancepeth. From here the route leaves the railway path and starts a gentle climb, first of all on a surfaced road and then through fields up to Brandon Lane on the ridge that divides the Wear and Deerness Valleys. The descent from the ridge is initially through a wood and then through fields, almost to intersect the River Deerness. A steep pull up through Rag Path Wood is followed by a glorious wide, flat lane running along the top edge of the wood. After leaving the wood there is a short stretch of road-walking followed by a descent through a field to intersect the Deerness Valley Railway Path. A pleasant walk along the railway path returns you to the Broompark Picnic Area.

England - North England - Durham - Railway Walk

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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