Waterhouses - Stockley Fell - Weather Hill - Waterhouses

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Waterhouses lies in the Deerness Valley, just to the west of Durham City on the route of the Deerness Valley Railway Path. The walk starts along the railway path as it heads west then south before leaving the path and heading east to pass through Stockley Fell, an area that was extensively opencast-mined in the late 20th Century. After considerable landscaping the area is now returning to its former glory and the undulating route through the fell passes through both conifer plantations and mature woods. The walk reaches its highest point at Weather Hill, from where there is only flat or downhill terrain remaining. Delightful byways and bridleways follow that reveal pleasant panoramic views as the route descends back into the Deerness Valley through fields and woods. At the valley bottom the route follows quiet lanes before re-intersecting the Deerness Valley Railway Path for the return to Waterhouses.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
29/01/2019 - Steve Wallace

A very nice, flat and dog-friendly walk - a few stiles, but nothing a Labrador can't navigate. Be careful though when parking - the locals are very protective over 'their' parking spaces.

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