Best parks in Durham

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Explore the most popular parks in Durham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (5)
#1 - North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Durham, England
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North Pennines features a moorland scenery which is a product of centuries of farming and lead-mining in the area. The park's landscape is open heather moors between deep dales, upland rivers, hay meadows and stone-built villages, some of which contain the legacies of a mining and industrial past. The area is home to rare flora and fauna including wild alpine plants that can't be found anywhere else. The park is also home to Isaac's Tea Trail, a circular route of 37 miles (60 km) around the area, running from Ninebanks via Allendale, Nenthead and Alston. A large section of the Pennine Way is also located in North Pennines. It includes one of the most celebrated stretches through Teesdale, a lush valley with dramatic river scenery including the twin attractions of High Force and Cauldron Snout.Show more
#2 - Hamsterley Forest
Durham, England
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Looking for a great trail in Hamsterley Forest , Durham? AllTrails has 5 great forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Hamsterley Forest ranging from 4.1 to 14.8 miles and from 538 to 1,479 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!Show more
#3 - Low Barns Nature Reserve
Durham, England
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Explore the most popular trails in Low Barns Nature Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#4 - Aykley Wood Reserve
Durham, England
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Explore the most popular trails in Aykley Wood Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#5 - Cocker Beck Park
Durham, England
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Explore the most popular trails in Cocker Beck Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more