GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whitworth Hall Country Park

3 miles (5 km)

Explore 73 acres of parkland surrounding the Grade II listed stately mansion of Whitworth Hall in Spennymoor. You can hand feed the resident fallow deer, stroll around the ornamental lake and then follow the peaceful woodland walk. There is also a pretty Victorian garden containing England's most northerly vineyard.
The Weardale Way walking route runs along the River Wear just to the north of the park.
This waymarked long distance trail is a great option if you would like to continue your walking in the area.

Postcode

DL16 7QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Whitworth Hall Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Whitworth Hall Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Auckland Walk can be picked up just to the south of the hall in Spennymoor. You can follow this shared cycling and walking trail south along a disused railway line to Bishop Auckland. Here you can enjoy some pleasant riverside walks and visit the old castle where there's more interesting history and parkland to explore.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Whitworth Hall Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 123797

Three deer line up to pose for the camera with the lake in the background.

Whitworth Hall Lake - geograph.org.uk - 123771

Whitworth Hall Lake

Whitworth Hall Hotel (geograph 2031604)

Whitworth Hall Hotel

Deer near water feature at Whitworth Hall Co Durham - geograph.org.uk - 242838

Deer near water feature. Whitworth Hall was the home of Bobby Shaftoe. Shaftoe was a British politician who sat in theHouse of Commonsbetween 1760 and 1790. He was the likely subject of a famousNorth East Englishfolk song andnursery rhyme"Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea"

View from Whitworth Hall - geograph.org.uk - 2026280

Luch parkland in late summer.

Arbour rear of Whitworth Hall Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 2088675

Secluded Arbour in the woods to the rear of the hall.

Lake with mock ruins, Whitworth Hall Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2088399

Lake with mock ruins

Church at Whitworth Park - geograph.org.uk - 78720

Parish Church

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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