Spot rare birds and explore Durham’s heritage on two wheels

Durham

Cycle the Derwent Walk Railway Path, spot rare birds and discover the story of a near 150 year old railway.

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Head to Durham for a cycling break and set off on this 12 mile linear route to reveal unforgettable views across the Derwent Valley, and discover the story of the railway which was opened in 1867.

The route passes through woodland and meadow and alongside picturesque ponds and riverside areas, and is perfect for exploring the breath-taking landscapes in the North East. As you cycle along the route you can spot rare birds including the green and great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and sparrowhawk. Explore the vast expanses of grassland which is alive with the sound of skylarks; watch out for red kites, fox, roe deer and badger tracks.

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