Spennymoor – Binchester – Newfield – Jubilee Bridge – Page Bank – Whitworth - Spennymoor

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This is a fine walk covering a variety of terrain in the Durham County triangle formed by Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Willington. The terrain includes a railway path, wood, road, lanes and riverside paths. Although most of the walk is well-suited to all-year-round walking, the sections through Bellburn Wood and the riverside farm track leading to Page Bank can be particularly muddy in the winter months. So unless you are particularly fond of mud I would suggest keeping this walk for the drier periods of the year.

The first section of the walk is along the former railway track now called the Auckland Way. The route then leaves the railway path and descends through the delightful Bellburn Wood, after which a little road-walking followed by a pleasant riverside walk leads you to intersect and cross a footbridge over the River Wear. The next picturesque stage of the route is to follow closely the River Wear as it winds its way to the former mining village of Page Bank. The route then leaves the Wear Valley and climbs steeply to end the walk with a pleasant wander around the fields and lanes of the Whitworth Park Estate, before returning to the car park on the outskirts of Spennymoor.

England - North England - Durham - Wear Valley


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