Heritage 100 Walks

100 Walks, 100 Stories

The Heritage 100 project aims to create 100 collectable walks throughout County Durham.

Each route will be circular: beginning (and ending) at one of the distinctive Heritage 100 marker posts. Every walk will be between three and ten miles and will be spread throughout the county from the Heritage coast through the vale of Durham and out into the Durham dales. A wide and wonderful area to explore.

Every H100 walk will have a name and a narrative, a story to connect people to the industrial and environmental heritage of the area.

The Heritage 100 aims to bring people together. People are beginning to understand that walking not only improves physical health but fosters emotional well-being. We want people to ‘collect’ our walks together with friends and family. We want visitors to come and walk the fantastic paths and trails to discover the fantastic countryside and the industrial history of the area.

Click on the walk to access the route, route directions and the story of the walk which includes points of interest and details of nearby attractions. 


Walk 3: Ushaw Moor

The route begins just outside the village of Ushaw Moor, near to the former Ushaw Moor station on the Deerness Valley Way Railway Path; a former 19th Railway, part of the famous Stockton and Darlington Railway that connected the collieries in the coalfields. At the...

Walk 1: Beamish Valley

The walk begins at the Heritage 100, way marker post located in the Eden Place car park. Take a moment to familiarise yourself with the logo as this will guide you through the walk. As you exit the car park be sure to look to your left for the iconic red steam hammer...

Walk 4: Seaham, Nose’s Point

Beginning just south of the harbour town of Seaham, the first marker post will be located at Chemical beach car park; named after the adjacent 19th century chemical works. If you are not already familiar with the Heritage 100 logo, it would be advisable to accustom...

Walk 2: Consett

Blackhill and Consett park; an 1891 gift to the town by the Consett Iron company, provides the location for the beginning and end of the Consett Heritage 100 walk and is indicated by the Heritage 100 marker post. The post contains additional walk information and also...

Walk 5: Waldridge Fell

The Waldridge Fell route encapsulates the natural beauty of County Durham, with fantastic panoramic views across the surrounding countryside, tranquil broadleaf woodland and rare lowland heath with stunning purple heather creating a unique habitat for rare insects,...
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With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support.