Low Burnhall Wood – Sunderland Bridge – Croxdale Hall – Shincliffe Hall – Maiden Castle Wood – Great High Wood

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A great walk from the fairly newly created Low Burnhall Wood from where the route heads south to cross the ancient Sunderland Bridge over the River Wear. Charming lane-, wood- and riverside-walking takes you to Shincliffe Village and then around the Durham University playing-fields. The final lap of the walk is through the magnificent old woods that are a feature at the southern edge of the beautiful old city of Durham.

The walk begins from the car park in the Woodland Trust Low Burnhall Woods. A pleasant stroll then follows through the plantation that includes a riverside stretch After a short section of pavement walking the route then crosses the River Wear over the historic Sunderland Bridge. The route changes direction here and heads north east along a glorious lane that takes you passed the ancient Croxdale Hall and on alongside Butterby Wood. The route then heads north, initially down through a wood before the walk re-intersects the River Wear for a great riverside section that passes Shincliffe Hall on it’s way to Shincliffe Village. From here the route passes around the perimeter of the University playing fields to enter Maiden Castle Wood. The remainder of the route is through a glorious series of ancient woods that ends with a short road walk to return back to the Low Burnhall Wood car park.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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