Durham Peninsula

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Durham is a city steeped in history and the peninsula walk is a pleasant circular route along the banks of the River Wear. It is mainly along good riverbank paths (suitable for pushchairs); however, there are three sets of steps to climb or descend which may cause difficulty for a heavy pram.

There are lots of things to see on this walk including rowers, ducks, waterfalls, a weir, a unicyclist (well there was one the day we did the walk, so you may be lucky), not to mention of course the castle and cathedral high up in the centre of the peninsula.

If you are a visitor to the city, it is definitely worth taking the extra time to explore the heart of the peninsula as well. The views from the top of the cathedral are quite spectacular (and will show you the route of your walk).

England - North England - Durham - Town or city


Birds, Castle, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Toilets
3/3/2007 - Walkingworld Administrator

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The walks round here are really great. As a student up here I don't really know the area so it's nice to be told about the places you can walk to. As a point in interest, the unicyclist mentioned happens to be my housemate. If you wanted to improve your chances of seeing him might I recommend taking this walk during termtime!

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