GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beamish Woods

2 miles (3.5 km)

These pretty woods in the village of Beamish have some nice woodland trails to try. There's also some waterside paths along the River Team and bluebells in springtime.
This circular walk runs for about 2 miles taking you through Ousbrough Woods to Ousbrough Hill.
About a mile north west of the site there's another nice woodland walk in the grounds of Beamish Hall. The 18th-century country house includes 24 acres of grounds with themed family trails at certain times of the year.
Also nearby is the excellent Beamish Museum. The open-air museum is a fascinating place for a stroll with original andreplicabuildings, a large collection of artifacts, working vehicles and equipment, as well aslivestockandcostumed interpreters.
The Consett and Sunderland Railway Path runs past the woods so you could pick this up to continue your walking in the area.

Beamish Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beamish Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south you'll find Waldridge Fell Country Park where you can look out for Roe Deer in the lowland heath and woods.
On the outskirts of nearby Consett there's Allensford Country Park to explore. There's nice riverside trails, a decent cafe and a lovely waterfall on the Wharnley Burn in this popular and picturesque park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.


Pit Village, Beamish Museum, 23 April 2010 (2)

Beamish Museum, County Durham, England. This is thePit Village, viewed from the north west. The tracks are the sidings for the railway serving theColliery, which is just about visible beyond the village.

Tramway, Beamish Museum, 25 January 2014

Beamish Museum, County Durham, England. This is the view north across part of the section ofthe tramwaybetween thePockerley stopand theTown. Taken from the track between the Pockerley stop andPockerley Old Hall, the Pockerley stop itself is just out of shot to the left, while the rooftops of the Town are just about visible in the trees behind the tram. The tram isNo. 280, heading for Town.

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Beamish Hall.

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Beamish Museum, County Durham, England. This is main street in theTown, looking south east from the front gardens of Ravensworth Terrace on the north side, across to the Co-Op general store on the south side.

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Footbridge in Ousbrough Wood

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Ousbrough Wood

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Pockerley Manor Garden, Pockerley Old HallinBeamish Museum. This is the view from the house across the ornamental garden to the south. Out of sight down the slope beyond the railings is a vegetable garden.

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Beamish The Colliery. This is the north side of the hepstead (red painted timber building) and the winding engine house (brick tower) at the head of the shaft mine in theColliery.


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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