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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 health walks. The walks take place every week in local communities across County Durham.

Walk Durham is your local accredited Ramblers Wellbeing Walks partner.

We offer a programme of free, short, weekly walks in local communities across County Durham. The walks are a great opportunity for you to make your first steps towards being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are recovering from illness, or just want to be more active and enjoy walking outdoors in the company of others, Walk Durham can help you get started. 

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Types of walk available include the following:

Gentle Steps to Walking

These walks are delivered in a flat, enclosed and safe environment, supported by our friendly team. You can walk at your own pace and rest whenever you need to. Gentle Steps walks are great for helping you to build up your confidence and activity levels at your own pace.

Day

Time

Location

Meeting Point

Tuesday

10.00am to 11.00am

 

Shildon

Sunnydale Leisure Centre
Middridge Road
DL4 2EP

Tuesday

1.00pm to 2.00pm

 

Chester-le-Street

Riverside Sports Pavilion
DH3 3SJ

Wednesday1.00pm to 2.00pm     Crook Crook Community Leisure
Peases West Sports Centre
Roddymoor
Crook
DL15 9AH

Get Walk Ready

These short walks are designed to ease you back into our walking programme. All routes offered will be on flat paths and carried out at a gentle pace. They are led by our friendly trained instructors and last approximately 30 minutes.

Day

Time

Location

Meeting Point

Friday

11.45am to 12.15pm

Sedgefield

Hardwick Park Visitors Centre
TS21 2DN

Monday
(Starts 8 August 2022)

11.30am to 12.15pmWillington

Willington Children's Centre
Willington Primary School
DL15 0EQ

Wellbeing Walks

These walks cover various terrain and routes are relatively flat, however some routes may include slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles. They are led by our friendly, trained instructors and last up to approximately 90 minutes.

Day

Time

Location

Meeting Point

Monday

10.00am to 11.30am

Brancepeth

Brancepeth Castle
Brancepeth
DH7 8DF

Monday

10.00am to 11.00am

High Etherley (Bishop Auckland)

Etherley & Toft Hill Community Centre
South Road
High Etherley
DL14 0JA

Monday10.00am to 11.30amHamsterleyHamsterley Forest Café (Outside)
Bedburn
DL13 3NL
Tuesday9.00am to 10.30amWheatley HillWheatley Hill Co-op
Quillstile Road
DH6 3RF

Tuesday

10.00am to 11.30am

Chester-le-Street

 

Chester-le-Street Library
Station Road
DH3 3BP

Tuesday

10.00am to 11.30am

West Rainton

Jubilee Hall
North Street
DH4 6NU

Tuesday

This walk is currently on hold, it is planned to begin again in September 2022.

10.15am to 11.45am

Esh Winning

Hard standing area to the top of Brandon Road
Esh Winning
DH7 9PY

Tuesday

10.30am to 12.00pm

Annfield Plain

 

Annfield Plain Methodist Church
Railway Street
DH9 7SS

Tuesday

1.30pm to 3.00pm

Consett

Consett Leisure Centre
DH8 5HU

Tuesday6.15pm to 7.15pmWitton ParkParadise Nature Car Park
1 The Green 
Bishop Auckland 
DL14 0EQ
Tuesday 
(First Tuesday of every month. Starts 3 May 2022)
6.30pm to 8.00pmBeamishBeamish Museum
Beamish
DH9 0RG
Tuesday12.30pm to 1.00pmSpennymoorGreen Lane Council Offices
(main entrance)
Spennymoor
DL16 6JQ

Tuesday

1.00pm to 2.30pmCockfield

Cockfield Community Café
Lipscomb Hall
Bishop Auckand
DL13 5DL

Wednesday

 

9.30am to 11.00am

Wingate

Wingate Community Centre
55 Front Street
TS28 5AA

Wednesday9.30am to 11.00amBarnard CastleThe Witham Cafe
3 Horse Market
DL12 8LY

Wednesday

10.00am to 11.30am

Langley Park

Langley Park Miners Institute
Church Street
DH7 9TZ

Wednesday10.00am to 11.30amEvenwoodRandolph Centre
Stones End
Bishop Auckand
DL14 9RE

Wednesday

 

10.15am to 11.45am

Durham

Durham Gala Theatre
Millenium Place
DH1 1WA

Wednesday

 

10.00am to 11:30am

Pelton

Pelton Community Centre
Front Street
DH2 1DE

Wednesday10.30am to 11:00amShincliffeRose Tree Inn (Car Park)
Low Road
Shincliffe
DH1 2LY
Wednesday12.30pm to 1.00pmDurhamCounty Hall (outside main reception)
DH1 5UQ

Wednesday

1.00pm to 2.30pm

Seaham

Seaham Family Centre
North Terrace
SR7 7EU

Wednesday
(First Wednesday of every month. Starts 6 July 2022)
2.00pm to 3.30pmStaindrop (Raby Castle Park and Gardens)Raby Castle Park and Gardens (by the Yurt)
Darlington
DL2 3AH

Thursday

9.30am to 11.00pm

Sacriston

The Fulforth Centre
Front Street
DH7 6JT

Thursday  

10.00am to 11.30am    

Belmont    

Daisy Rose Café
Cheveley Park
Shopping Centre
DH1 2AA    

Thursday 

10.30am to 12.00pm

Quaking Houses

Quaking Houses Village Hall
Second Street
DH9 7HQ

Thursday 

10.00am to 11.30am    

Shildon    

Shildon Civic Hall 
DL4 1AH    

Thursday

 

11.30am to 12.30pm

Fishburn

Fishburn Youth and Community Centre
Butterwick Road
TS21 4ED

Thursday

 

10.00am to 11.30am

Ushaw Moor

Ushaw Historic House Chapels & Gardens
DH7 7DW

Thursday (Starts 21 July 2022)2.30pm to 4.00pmTow LawHedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve
Tow Law
DH7 9ET
Thursday
 
6.00pm to 7.30pmDurhamAbbey Leisure Centre
Abbey Road
Pity Me
DH1 5DQ
Thursday
30 June, 28 July, 25 August
6.00pm to 7.30pmWest Rainton

Jubilee Hall
North Street
DH4 6NU

Friday

10.00am to 11.30am

Stanhope

Durham Dales Centre
Castle Gardens
DL13 2FJ

Friday

10.00am to 11.30am

Witton Gilbert

 

St. Michaels & All Angels Church
Coach Lane
DH7 6SX

Friday

10.00am to 11.30am

Beamish

Beamish Museum
Beamish
DH9 0RG

Friday
 
10.00am to 11.30amBroom ParkBroom Park Picnic Area
Deerness Valley Walk Track
DH7 7RU

Friday (Starts 5 August 2022)

10.00am to 11.30amSedgefieldSt. Edmunds Church
Front Street
TS21 3AT
Friday1.00pm to 2.30pmCoxhoeCoxhoe Village Hall
Front Street
DH6 4DB
Sunday10.00am to 11.30amPeterleeCastle Eden Dene
Stanhope Chase
SR8 1NJ

What you need to bring

Once you have booked your place just turn up five minutes before the walk start time dressed accordingly for the weather and wearing comfortable footwear. You may also want to bring along any personal items that you need, including a drink.

Booking onto a walk

  • Booking is essential and everyone must book in advance. (You can book up to seven days in advance.)
  • We are unable to take anyone who turns up on the day - please remember to cancel your place if you are unable to attend.
  • Please read our Health Commitment Statement and where appropriate seek medical advice before participating in a walk.

Help with bookings

If you are having difficulties when trying to book onto a walk please follow the steps below when you are in the bookings page:

  • Step 1: Select your walk.
  • Step 2: Select applicable date (You can only book up to 8 days in advance).
  • Step 3: Select time.
  • Step 4: Complete the "Add your details" section, including your postcode.
  • Step 5: (Optional) Complete the "Provide additional information" section.
  • Step 6: Tick to confirm that you have read Health Commitment Statement and followed the steps above.
  • Step 7: Click book.

Become a walk leader

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

Contact us
Ways to Wellbeing Service
03000 262539