Bearpark

On the western outskirts of Durham. Good pathways through a mixture of the farming and industrial landscape.

Technical sheet
No. 10127998
A Brandon and Byshottles walk posted on 04/06/21 by Walking with Adam. Update : 07/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h20[?]
Distance Distance : 7.62km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 45m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 44m
Highest point Highest point : 102m
Lowest point Lowest point : 74m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Brandon and Byshottles
Starting point Starting point : N 54.767888° / W 1.611741°
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Description

(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Admin hiker
on Tue 25 Jan 2022 11:48:46 CET

No that's fine I am sure people will read our conversation. We have nothing to hide ;-)
We just want to improve as much as we can so we can give you the best experience outdoor
So thank you for your answers

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Tue 25 Jan 2022 11:43:28 CET

BTW, quite happy to amend the post if that helps


Walker
on Tue 25 Jan 2022 11:41:48 CET

Yeah hi Delphine. Having looked at the map again, and the size of the walk, it would be difficult to make the map any more detailed than it is. Perhaps i`ve been a little over critical there. Map does not detract from the excellent walk. Google maps always helps if you`re not sure lol.


Admin hiker
on Tue 25 Jan 2022 10:21:37 CET

Hi there,

Thank you for this feedback. Glad you enjoyed yourself. ;-)

Could you please tell me more about what you mean about "little smaller scale" ? So maybe we can think about how to improve ?

Thank you and enjoy your hikes and picnic

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Tue 25 Jan 2022 09:50:30 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 19/01/22
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

One of the most important things to me when doing a walk is to have safe off road parking, and in Broompark picnic area this was the case. The walk is well described, and the map is handy, but i would have liked it to be a little smaller scale. We like to take a picnic to have half way round the walk, but on this occasion, after the half way mark there aren`t any benches to sit on. Nevertheless there are picnic tables at the beginning/end of this circular walk to enjoy a flask of tea and admire the great views.

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