This circular walk around Bishop Auckland makes use of the Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk and Weardale Way long distance paths. You can follow the Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk north out of the town along a disused railway path. It takes you to the River Wear where you can enjoy waterside paths south of Willington. You can then follow the Weardale Way long distance trail back to the town.
Other walks around the town include the Auckland Walk which takes you along a disused railway line to Spennymoor.
If you head west out of the town along the Weardale Way you can visit Marston Lake.