Explorer Map 308, - Durham and Sunderland
The walk is very straightforward and you hardly need a
map to follow it, - though having a map always helps.
The walk starts from Durham's Milburngate Bridge, then follows the Weardale
Way to Finchale Priory.
Most of the walk is on farm tracks and minor roads, and there are only
a couple of modest gradients on the route.
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)
Some new mapping software is now available which you may
want to try, - QUO mapping. You can download the software for free from
the link below, complete with demonstration maps. Having installed QUO,
you can import and export Memory Map overlays. Thus YOU DON'T NEED Memory
Map to use any of the overlays provided on the Grey Panthers web site,
- just use QUO!!
The described walk starts from where the Park-and-Ride bus
drops you off near the Milburngate bridge.
There are car parks in Durham city if you are arriving by car,
as well as in "Park and Ride" car parks,-
The "Park and Ride" car parks are particularly convenient as parking is
free and the bus fare is £2 for unlimited travel, or free for concessions.
Get off the bus at the Milburngate Bridge, then take the stairs down to
the Framwellgate Riverside Walk.
Follow the Riverside Walk past Crook Hall Gardens.
Continue on the Weardale Way to Frankland Farm and then Frankland Prison.
Turn right past the prison for a few yards, then cross the road and take
the road to Finchale Priory.
Return along the route you have just taken for the outward journey, though
at Frankland Farm you may decide to take the farm road on your right.
This affords a fine view of Durham Cathedral.