Walking in County Durham [NOOK Book]

Overview

This popular guidebook to walking and cycling in County Durham, in the north east of England, describes 450 miles of walking routes and cycleways. There are 40 day-walks, ranging between 5 and 24km in length, as well as 10 cycle paths along old railway lines. County Durham - the Land of the Prince-Bishops - lies between two mighty rivers - the Tyne to the north and the Tees to the south, stretching from the high Pennines in the west to the cliffs of the east coast. The routes explore all corners of this varied ...
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Walking in County Durham

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Overview

This popular guidebook to walking and cycling in County Durham, in the north east of England, describes 450 miles of walking routes and cycleways. There are 40 day-walks, ranging between 5 and 24km in length, as well as 10 cycle paths along old railway lines. County Durham - the Land of the Prince-Bishops - lies between two mighty rivers - the Tyne to the north and the Tees to the south, stretching from the high Pennines in the west to the cliffs of the east coast. The routes explore all corners of this varied and historic landscape - wild moorlands, gentle countryside, riverside walks, nature reserves, heritage sites, railway paths and the low cliff coast, passing Roman forts, ancient churches and castles. And, on the high Pennines, vast tracts of wild moorland are now 'open access'. The guide is illustrated with OS mapping and colour photographs and packed with local information on the wildlife, geology, history and industrial heritage of the county.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783621446
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2015
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a tablet, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. He takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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Table of Contents

Map key Overview map Introduction Getting to County Durham Getting around County Durham Geology Flowers and Animals Scenery Mining Railways Access to the Countryside Maps What's the Walking Like? What's the Cycling Like? Walking and the Weather Tourist Information and Visitor Centres Emergencies How to Use this Guidebook Walking Routes 1 Durham City and the River Wear 2 Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon 3 Dipton and Hamsterley Mill 4 Beamish and Causey 5 Ouston and Urpeth 6 Lumley Castle and Great Lumley 7 Durham Coast Path 8 Castle Eden Dene 9 Wingate and Station Town 10 Cassop and Quarrington 11 Sedgefield and Hardwick Hall 12 Middleton One Row and Girsby 13 Low and High Coniscliffe 14 Gainford and Piercebridge 15 Cockfield Fell and Butterknowle 16 Woodland and Copley 17 Staindrop and Cleatlam 18 Greta Bridge and Brignall Banks 19 Tan Hill and Sleightholme Moor 20 Bowes and Bowes Moor 21 Barnard Castle and the Tees 22 Cotherstone and Romaldkirk 23 Tees Railway Walk 24 Middleton and Monk's Moor 25 Middleton and Grassholme 26 Low Force and High Force 27 Holwick and Hagworm Hill 28 Mickle Fell via the Boundary Route 29 Cronkley Fell 30 Cow Green and Widdybank Fell 31 Cow Green and Herdship Fell 32 Bishop Auckland and Binchester 33 Circuit of Crook 34 Wolsingham and Frosterley 35 Wolsingham and Tunstall Reservoir 36 Stanhope and Stanhope Dene 37 Westgate, Middlehope and Rookhope 38 Chapelfell Top and Noon Hill 39 Cowshill, Killhope and Allenheads 40 Edmundbyers and Edmundbyers Common Railway Paths 1 National Route 1 2 Haswell to Hart Walk 3 Yellow Brick Road 4 The Waskerley Way 5 Derwent Valley Railway Path 6 Consett and Sunderland Railway Path 7 Lanchester Valley Railway Path 8 Deerness Valley Railway Path 9 Brandon to Bishop Auckland Walk 10 Auckland Way Appendix Useful Contacts
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