Walks in County Durham
The Weardale Way
The most popular route to walk from our holiday parks is The Weardale Way. This is an impressive 74 mile route from Cowshill to Sunderland, split into shorter sections for ease. The Stanhope to White Kirkley route begins very close to Heather View and can be accessed directly from the park. Following this route takes you on a path which runs close to Kingfisher Leisure Park and you get to take in beautiful sights of the dales, the River Wear and the Weardale Steam Railway line. At 4.5 miles, the Stanhope to White Kirkley route is one of the longer sections of the Weardale Walk. In the opposite direction, the Eastgate to Stanhope route is just 2.5 miles and can also be accessed from Heather View.
The Auckland Way
A 4.3 mile path following the lines of the old Railway Path. This route starts in Bishop Auckland and takes you on a journey to Spennymoor. With the area’s history so rooted in the development of railway, it’s a fascinating journey to take in order to understand more of the heritage. One of the popular features of the walk is the Bishops Bridge. This is a tree lined railway bridge commissioned by Bishop Lightfoot which is twice the usual width of a bridge. The trees acted as a shield from the railway line which the Bishop was said to detest. With easy terrain, this route is ideal for families and is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and cyclists.