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Walking and Cycling in County Durham – England – UK – Cicerone

Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon

 

Distance 13km (8 miles)

Terrain Easy, low-level field paths and old railway trackbeds

Start/finish Deerness Centre, Ushaw Moor – GR236423

Maps OS Landranger 88; Explorer 308

Refreshments Pubs at Bearpark and Brandon, or off-route at Broompark and Ushaw Moor

Transport Regular daily buses serve Ushaw Moor, Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon from Durham city.

 

Ushaw Moor lies just to the west of Durham city. Dispel any notions of a moorland walk, as the area is well cultivated and well settled. The starting point is a leisure centre and the route visits the villages of Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon. There are short stretches of railway paths, including the junction of the Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Deerness Valley Railway Path and Brandon to Bishop Auckland Walk. The route explores the valleys of the River Browney and River Deerness, with the ruins of Beaurepaire seen in the early stages. Views are occasionally wide-ranging, with Durham Cathedral often popping up as a reference point.

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