This route mainly follows well maintained woodland and riverside paths with some sections on farm tracks. There are some parts of this route which could become very muddy at certain times of year but diversions of equal distance can be taken to avoid some of these sections.
Circular | 15.2km (9.4 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route mixes city streets and country footpaths to offer amazing views of the historic city of Durham and its surrounding countryside. The route can be started in the town centre or up by the cathedral.
Circular | 8.8km (5.5 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route follows field-side footpaths and farm tracks for the most part and offers some panoramic views over the team valley towards Newcastle. The route can be muddy in places and has a few climbs but is not too challenging for the most part.
Circular | 6.8km (4.22 miles) | Difficulty: Easy
This route combines river-side paths, moorland tracks and roads to cover a section of upper Weardale between Westgate, Northgate and Eastgate. The route features one significant incline and is mostly flat otherwise. However, the often overgrown and muddy sections along some of the riverside paths make the route very difficult in places.
Circular | 15km (9.36 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
A leisurely climb of the hills overlooking the village of Wolsingham which can offer stunning views of Weardale on a clear day. The route mostly comprises of crossing fields and following riverside paths but also includes some woodland and moorland tracks too.
Circular | 10.2km (6.34 miles) | Difficulty: Easy to Medium