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About Walking in Durham

Known as the Land of the Prince Bishops, this area has been home to human habitation for thousands of years. It is a land steeped in history and myth. The Durham Walker Series of books explores the heritage of us all and lets you see your county with new eyes.

These books are written to not just take you on a walk but to investigate, explore and understand objects and places that you will encounter on the route. Guidebooks don't have to be boring, let Durham Walker entertain and educate you as you walk in the countryside of the Prince Bishops.

The varied routes devised by our writers can be purchased in book format or alternatively as an individual walk downloaded from within each of the relevant books below.


August sees the release of the 22nd publication in our Walking North East series of guide books. The book, titled Walking in Weardale Book 2 continues the exploration of this rugged Durham valley.

Weardale, the valley of the Prince Bishops. Following the success of his previous two books, 'Walks from Stanhope' and 'Walking in Weardale', the author continues his exploration of this beautiful but rugged little dale. One of the former 'lead dales' of the North Pennines and also one of the birth places of the North East's iron and steel industry, this is an area that is rich in industrial history.

With these industries now gone, Weardale is rapidly gaining a reputation for its natural beauty and becoming a magnet for discerning walkers. Join the author in another series of nine walks as he explores the countryside of this dale, from the lower grazing pastures surrounding Wolsingham up to the high, windswept moors of the Pennine watershed and discover what makes this valley so special.

With this being the third book that we have published on Weardale, we are able to offer a special discount if you buy all the books directly from our website.

Weardale Bundle 1 includes Walking in Weardale and Walking in Weardale Book 2 and is offered at the price of £14.99 - a saving of 25% on the individual book prices.

Weardale Bundle 2 includes Walks from Stanhope, Walking in Weardale, and Walking in Weardale Book 2 and is offered at the price of £19.94 - a saving of 30% on the individual book prices.

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