Waldridge Fell Country Park
Enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside in this country park in Chester-le-Street. There are a number of waymarked routes running through this area of lowland heath. The park is full of interesting plantlife and wildlife including Stonechat and the Emperor Moth.
To extend your walking in the area you can head east and visit the riverside park, the 14th century Lumley Castle. Here you can pick up the Weardale Way for a nice riverside stroll.
The long distance , Great North Forest Heritage Trail, Consett and Sunderland Railway Path pass just to the north of the park.