Green walks in England North-east (south)

This area contains that part of the North-east region within the DH, DL, SR and TD postcode areas.

Neighbouring regions and areas are

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


Auckland Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 7km railbed walk between Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor.

Brandon to Bishop Auckland Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 15km railbed route between Brandon and Bishop Auckland.

Cleveland Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 177km between Helmsley and Filey Brigg.

Lanchester Valley Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 19km railbed walk between Consett and Broompark.

Pennine Way

A walk of 422km between Edale and Kirk Yetholm; this National Trail does not qualify as a Green Walk. In addition to the 45km gap between Byrness (sketchy bus service) and Kirk Yetholm, buses connect with different settlements from the next access point in many areas.

River Wear Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 16km route following the River Wear between Washington (Fatfield) and the river’s outflow in Sunderland (Roker).

Teesdale Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 148km walk between Dufton in Cumbria and Teesmouth.

Weardale Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A 119km walk between Killhope and the sea at Sunderland.


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

DarlingtonDarlington serves as a gateway to the dales to the west, to Cleveland, and to the coast between Sunderland and Saltburn-by-the-sea.
DurhamDurham is the natural hub for the DH postcode area, with links into other areas to the east, north and south.
Newcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle is a hub for much of the area (even though it lies outside the area’s bounds), with easy links to all but that part of the area served from Darlington.

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