Cycling in Durham
County Durham has 543km of bridleways, 45km of byways and over 150km of railway paths which offer excellent facilities for leisure and commuter use. Admire the breathtaking views of coast and countryside with cycling for all age groups and abilities in Durham. There is a long rail trail (part of NCN1) runs from Stockton to Durham; another (part of NCN14) links Stockton with Darlington; another (more of NCN14) Hartlepool with Durham; yet another (NCN70) Bishop Auckland with Durham. Don’t expect smooth tarmac everywhere, though; and if you decide the road alternative is preferable, it’ll turn hilly sooner or later, usually sooner.