Walk Distance - County Durham section approx 15 miles
This long distance walk is 77 miles / 124 kilometres in length running through the “Land of the Prince Bishops”.
Steeped in history, beauty and a variety of landscapes this must rank as one of the Ways not to be missed.
The Way follows principally the meandering line of the Wear River either from its mouth at Sunderland to close to it’s source in the North Pennines at Killhope or it can be walked in the opposite direction travelling in a general NE direction.
Whichever direction, this walk offers some insight into the industrial heritage of Durham, takes you past the World Heritage Site of Durham’s Cathedral and Castle, visiting sites of Roman and Norman settlements, and enjoys the unspoiled countryside of the river and dale that forms a part of the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.