On the western outskirts of Durham. Good pathways through a mixture of the farming and industrial landscape.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From car park near Relly Farm head south towards the disused railway line, turn left along Lanchester Valley Way.
(1) Where National Cycle Network 14 (NCN 14), departs to the right, continue straight along NCN 70 for 1.2 km.
(2) Cross a farm track and then cross a road, continue for a further 1.2 km.
(3) Turn right down and follow the track to cross the river.
(4) Follow the track through two farms until Tollhouse Road.
(5) Turn right along Tollhouse Road.
(6) Just before houses turn right on NCN14, continue to the junction with NCN 70.
(1) Turn left to return to start (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 85m - Car park
1 : km 1.17 - alt. 86m - National Cycle Network
2 : km 2.14 - alt. 92m - Farm track
3 : km 3.41 - alt. 91m - River
4 : km 3.98 - alt. 92m - Track through farm
5 : km 5.51 - alt. 84m - Tollhouse Road
6 : km 5.99 - alt. 82m - NCN14
D/A : km 7.62 - alt. 86m - Car park
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