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Beamish Park and Causey Arch is a 6.4 kilometer loop trail located near Stanley, Durham, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
6.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
206 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

bird watching

partially paved

views

wildlife

historic site

pub walk

A circular walk from the small village of Causey in County Durham. The walk follows farm tracks and local lanes to reach the nearby woodland within Beamish Park before crossing open countryside to reach the beautiful gorge with Causey Burn flowing at its base. Here you will have chance to explore some of Britain's most important industrial heritage, visiting Causey Arch, the oldest surviving single arch railway bridge. The walk follows a mixture of lanes, tracks and paths through woodland and fields. Whilst some of the paths are surfaced with stone, others can get fairly muddy and some of the fenced field-side paths can also get overgrown in the summer. Good boots and long trousers are a must. There are a couple of steady climbs and descents plus an optional steeper section into the gorge bottom. There are several sections of walking along roads and, whilst the main roads have pavements, the smaller roads do not, so take care of traffic at these points. You will need to negotiate five stiles (all of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through) plus a number of flights of steps and a few wooden footbridges. Approximate time 2 hours.

6 months ago

This is a really pleasant walk with different little sections, plenty of picnic areas, this is one of my favourite walks.

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