Broompark Picnic Area – skirted Langley Park – Ushaw College – Esh – skirted Ushaw Moor Circular

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A very simple to follow route that makes the most of a couple of County Durham's outstanding railway walks, linked by a loop over a ridge that features a visit to the lofty village of Esh.

The route starts from Broompark Picnic Area at the junction of three railway paths, two of which are used on this walk. From here the walk firstly travels along 3.5 miles of the Lanchester Valley Railway Path before the route ascends the north slope of the ridge that divides both the Lanchester and Deerness Valleys, where the walk takes in the village of Esh, sitting on the crest of the ridge, to visit the ancient Esh Cross. The walk then descends the south side of the ridge where the route intersects the Deerness Valley Railway Path for a very pleasant 3.2-mile walk back down the valley to return to the Broompark Picnic Area.

England - North England - Durham - Railway Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland

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