GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shincliffe Walks

7 miles (11.3 km)

This small village near the city of Durham has some peaceful local woods and riverside trails to try. The historic village is one of the most affluent in the county and has been designated aconservation area. Features include a mediaeval bridgeover the river and the 18th century Shincliffe Hall in the wood.
This circular walk from the town visits Shincliffe Wood and the River Wear before heading to Croxdale Wood, Croxdale Hall and Sunderland bridge. It's a lovely area with lots of peaceful woodland trails, lakes, ponds and fine views of the river and surrounding countryside.
The walk starts in the village and then heads north west towards Shincliffe Bridge where you can pick up the Weardale Way. Follow the waymarked path south and it will take you to the riverside Shincliffe Wood. You continue towards Butterby Wood and Croxdale Wood before passing Croxdale Hall and Sunderland Bridge. You then head east past Annie's Wood lake before following the Strawberry Lane Bridle path north back to the village.

Shincliffe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shincliffe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shincliffe

  • Weardale Way - Follow the River Wear from the coast at Sunderland to Killhope Lead Mining Museum in the Pennines
  • Brandon - Bishop Auckland Walk - This is a nice easy cycling and walking path that follows a disused railway line from Brandon, near Durham to Bishop Auckland.
    You will pass through the villages of Brancepeth and Willington, shortly before joining the River Wear for the final stretch into Bishop Auckland
  • Lanchester Valley Walk - This shared cycling and walking path uses the route of the railway originally built to carry iron ore to Consett Steelworks
  • Deerness Valley Way - This cycle or walk along a dismantled railway line runs from Stonebridge to Crook through the beautiful Deerness Valley
  • Weardale Way - Follow the River Wear from the coast at Sunderland to Killhope Lead Mining Museum in the Pennines
  • Durham Riverside Walk - This splendid walk around Durham visits many of the city highlights including the River Wear, Durham Castle, the cathedral, Old Durham Gardens and the Durham Botanical Gardens

Shincliffe Pubs/Cafes

The Rose Tree Inn is located in a fine spot next to the River Wear. There's a lovely large garden area and an extensive menu to choose from. You can find them at Low Road West with a postcode of DH1 2NU for your sat navs.

Shincliffe Dog Walking

The woodland trails are ideal for dog walking and the Rose Tree Inn mentioned above is also very dog friendly with water, treats and a doggy menu available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located just to the south of Durham where you can try the Durham Riverside Walk. The route visits many of the city's highlights including the River Wear, Durham Castle, the cathedral, Old Durham Gardens and the Durham Botanical Gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.

Photos

High Street, High Shincliffe - geograph.org.uk - 766191

High Street, High Shincliffe

Shincliffe Hall - geograph.org.uk - 725728

Shincliffe Hall was built as a house in about 1771, though it is now occupied by Durham University Graduates.

The River Wear - geograph.org.uk - 247454

The River Wear

The Weardale way " Killer Hill " - geograph.org.uk - 247448

The Weardale way " Killer Hill "

The Path through Butterby Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1581634

The Path through Butterby Wood. The path shown in the picture leads down-hill from Butterby Farm to the eastern bank of the River Wear.

The River Wear - geograph.org.uk - 247444

The River Wear

Strawberry Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1395562

Strawberry Lane

High Street North. Low Shincliffe - geograph.org.uk - 766170

High Street North. Low Shincliffe

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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