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Walk Durham


If you want to take your first steps in improving your health and fitness, or if you just want to stay healthy, come along and try our free, short, led health walks. They are taking place every week in local communities across County Durham.

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Why walk more?

  • It's sociable, free and on your doorstep
  • Walking is the easiest and most accessible form of exercise
  • Walking is good for your bones and muscles
  • Walking helps beat stress and improve your mood
  • Walking can make you feel more relaxed and improve your self esteem
  • Walking can help you to manage your weight
  • It can cut your risk of heart disease by up to 50%, reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and the risk of some cancers. 

What does Walk Durham offer?

  • A programme of weekly, short (30 - 90 minutes), led walks across County Durham
  • Information on existing walking groups across County Durham
  • All walks led by trained walk leaders
  • Safe, risk assessed routes
  • Volunteering opportunities to deliver health walks in your local community

Timetable of walks

See our list of walks below. Please note - walks may be subject to change - if in any doubt, please contact us.

DayTimeLocationStarting point
Monday10.00am - 11.00amFerryhill

Ferryhill Ladder Centre
Ferryhill
Durham
DL17 8EZ

Monday10.30am - 11.30amEasington

Former Pit Car Park (off Seaside Lane)
Abbot Street
Easington Colliery

Monday10.30am - 11.30amShildon

Shildon Library
Church Street
DL4 1DU

Monday1.00pm - 2.30pmEsh Winning

Esh Winning Library
The Wynds
DH7 9AD

Monday2.00pm - 3.00pmMiddleton-in-Teesdale

Middleton-in-Teesdale Community Fitness Suite
Sports and Social Club
Rose Terrace
DL12 0QL

Tuesday10.00am - 11.30amWest Rainton

West Rainton Community Fitness Suite
Jubilee Hall
DH4 6NU

Tuesday10.15am - 11.45amChester-le-Street

Chester-le-Street Library
Station Road
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3BP

Tuesday10.30am - 12noonAnnfield Plain
(no walks between 18 December and 5 February)

Annfield Plain Methodist Church
Railway Street
Stanley
DH9 7SS

Tuesday1.00pm - 2.00pmCoxhoe

Active Life Centre
Linden Grove
DH6 4DW

Tuesday1.30pm - 3.00pmConsett

Consett Leisure Centre
Medomsley Road
Consett
DH8 5HU

Wednesday*

9.30am - 11.00am

Crook

Crook Peases West Sports Centre
Roddymoor
DL15 9AH

Wednesday10.00am - 11.30amLangley Park

Langley Park Miners Welfare Institute
Church Street
DH7 9TZ

Wednesday10.15am - 11.45amDurham

Gala Theatre
Millennium Place
DH1 1WA

Wednesday12.30pm - 1.00pmDurham

Main Entrance
Durham County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL

Wednesday12.45pm - 2.00pmStanhope

The Dales Centre
Castle Gardens
Stanhope
DL13 2FJ

Wednesday1.00pm - 2.30pmSeaham

Seaham Harbour Marina
Seaham
SR7 7EE

Thursday9.30am - 11.00amSacriston

Fulforth Centre
Front Street
Sacriston
DH7 6JT

Thursday10.00am - 11.00amSpennymoor

St Paul's Centre
St Paul's Gardens
DL16 7LR

Thursday10.00am - 11.30amGreat Lumley

Great Lumley Community Fitness Suite
Great Lumley Community Centre
DH3 4JD

Thursday10.15am - 11.45amBishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Market Place
DL14 7NP

Thursday10.30am - 11.30amPeterlee

Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve
Oakerside Dene Lodge
Stanhope Chase
SR8 1NJ

Thursday10.30am - 12.00 noonStanley
(No walks in December and January)

Quaking Houses Village Hall
Second Street
Stanley
DH9 7HQ

Thursday12 noon - 12.30pmSpennymoorMain Entrance
Green Lane
Spennymoor
DL16 6JQ
Friday9.45am - 11.15amWillington

Willington Library
46A High Street
Willington
Crook
DL15 0PG

Friday10.00am - 11.30amBeamish

Beamish Museum Entrance
Beamish
DH9 0RG

Friday10.00am - 11.30amWitton Gilbert

Witton Gilbert Parish Church
Coach Road
Witton Gilbert
DH7 6SX

Sunday10.00am - 11.00amPeterlee

Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve
Oakerside Dene Lodge
Stanhope Chase
SR8 1NJ

Become a walk leader

Visit our Culture and sport volunteering portal to find out more about becoming a walk leader.

Contact us
Culture and Sport
03000 266 555
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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