GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Weardale Way

77 miles (124 km)

Follow the River Wear from the coast at Sunderland to Killhope Lead Mining Museum in the Pennines.
The walk can be split into the following stages:

Sunderland to Durham - Starting on the coast at Roker, follow the river past the Sunderland docks and through the city. You'll pass the Wearmouth Bridge, the Stadium of Light, the Penshaw Monument and Chester-le-Street before heading into the countryside around Great Lumley and arriving at Durham soon after.

Durham to Bishop Auckland - After passing the magnificent Durham cathedral you continue along the river to Willington and then onto Bishop Auckland.

Bishop Auckland to Stanhope - A lovely section passing Marston Lake, Witton-le-Wear and Wolsingham

Stanhope to Killhope Lead Mining Museum - The final section throuh Rookhope and Weardale. This section takes you through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Weardale with some truly stunning scenery and more riverside walking.

The walk is waymarked with a green and yellow disc.

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Weardale Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Weardale Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Roker, Sunderland

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River near Chester-Le-Street

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River Wear, Chester le Street

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Viaduct, Bishop Auckland

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GPS Files

GPX File

Weardale Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Weardale Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')