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, Roe Deer 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.
PostcodeDH2 3BU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Waldridge Fell Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Waldridge Fell Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Waldridge Fell Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Waldridge Fell Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park is a fine place for a dog walk with woodland and heathland paths. It's popular with dog walkers so you'll probably meet some other friendly owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north there's some peaceful woodland trails to be found around Beamish 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.