Weardale Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Marine Walk, Roker
Distance: 77 miles (124 km)
Grid Ref: NZ407590
Climbing: 2,095 metres
Walk time: 32-39 hours
Days: 5-7

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Weardale Way long distance footpath in the North East of England follows the River Wear upstream. It is 73 miles long, starting at the Lindesfarne Memorial on the sea wall at Roker and ends outside at the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Killhope. From Roker to Killhope significant places visited on the route include Sunderland, Penshaw Monument, Lumley Castle, Finchale Priory, the City of Durham, Croxdale Hall, Sunderland Bridge (Spennymoor), Willington, Bishop Auckland, Escomb Saxon Church, Witton Park, Paradise Woodland Park, Witton-le-Wear, Harperley Prisoner of War Camp, Wolsingham, Stanhope, Rookhope, Westgate, Wearhead and Cowsgill.

Useful Links:
Weardale Way Guides (Amazon)
Weardale Way Website
Victoria Inn, Witton le Wear A friendly village pub with a real fire and real ales. Comfortable bedrooms with great friendly service
The Durham Cow's Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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