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Beamish Park and Causey Arch is a 4 mile 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.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 675 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Bird watching Partially paved Views Wildlife Historic site Pub walk
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Getting There

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.

Causey is located a few miles south west of Gateshead in County Durham. The walk starts and finishes from the Causey Arch car park and picnic area which is signed with a brown sign from the A6076. Turn west off the A6076 (opposite the Causey Arch Inn), go over the level crossing and the car park is immediately on the left. Continue past the first parking lay-by (by the tea room) and you will come to the main large free car park. Approximate post code NE16 5EG.

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Patricia Lopez
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Mark Hutchinson
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WalkingGreat!

We did the circuit for backwards, very enjoyable, got a little lost in the woods around the goof course. But lovely and the gorge is splendid

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Angeles Guillen
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Mand Lone
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Really great trail but quite steep. Had to come off track as our 12 year old dog struggled

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Laura Elise
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WalkingGreat!Muddy

Quiet trail we didn't see a single person while walking this the only con is that some parts are quite overgrown I am 5ft9 and found some nettles in the fields were towering over me but this didn't take anything away from the walk we all enjoyed it especially the dog.

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Dave Pring
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Walking

nice trail, quite overgrown in places but fairly easy and not to many ups and downs.

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Emily User
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WalkingOver grown

Great walk - very pretty views, especially around Causey Arch. Overgrown in places but overall a lovely walk and well signposted!

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Julie Parker
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Did this walk today absolutely loved it, bit rough in places but that was because we have 12 year old dog who we had to carry over the styles, only prob we found was part of the field we were supposed to walk through was gated off with a padlock even though it said public right of way so again had to carry the 2 dogs over, very overgrown the grass was taller than me and 5ft 2 but it wasn't for long x

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Sophia Fay
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WalkingBugs

Beautiful walk with lovely views.

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Chris Reynolds
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Hiking

Nice walk! Bit much road, and a little overgrown at the moment, but well described by the waypoints

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Karen Thompson
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walked this after some heavy rain. it became very muddy in some places but still beautiful even in November

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christopher dean
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Over grown

great walk, good views, very hard to keep to track, over grown in places,

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Barbara Michalowska
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Alan Featherstone
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Walking

Great walk, very scenic and plenty of things to photograph

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Mary Cave
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HikingMuddy

Loved it! So much to see and the written description here and also a few information signs on the walk gave us lots of insight into the history of the area. We had a lovely afternoon doing this walk and would highly recommend it!

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Katy Ball
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Loved this route. Quite easy for a casual walk around, can spend a few hours plus longer if you’re wanting to stop every so often or have a picnic

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Michael lockey
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Good little walk out. Not difficult!

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lewis collinson
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HikingMuddyPrivate property

good little walk with a variety of sights and terrain.

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Natalie Brown
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What a lovely walk so many different paths I didn’t even know existed around my area. Mollie my dog enjoyed it also. Some of the paths are really muddy and slippy in the winter time so I wouldn’t recommend to someone unsteady on their feet. Some up hill climbs as well. But some beautiful views along the way.

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john lennox
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Nice walk not to hard but some sections where muddy

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Rachel Fletcher
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We walked this today with our dog and it kept us all entertained. The route is generally clear to follow, we missed one turn and spent some time geocaching, meaning it took us just over two and a half hours, covering 7.2km despite taking the short cut at the end. There was one overgrown section meaning we had to walk in the paddock, otherwise the going was good and dog friendly throughout. The cafe at the end finished the walk off nicely. A really nice, varied walk.

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Miz Bouhanani
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David Foster
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Good walk that isn't too taxing for the kids. Overgrown in places but there are always slight detours to take. Beamish hall is just under half way and has a good play park to stop at. The Causey Arch cafe is good stop at the end of the walk.

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Annabel Cottle
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Lovely scenic walk. Gorgeous view from the Causey Arch. Some areas of the walk are largely overgrown.

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Cameron Nichols
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It’s pretty good tbh

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Sharna Johnson
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HikingOver grownRocky

I would recommend this trial, really enjoyed it. Parts of the route are definitely overgrown, there's also quite a few road crossings as well as train tracks so be wary if with dogs.

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Martyn Bowers
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Nice easy walk. Plenty of wildlife and history. The "vigorous" hedgerow is now overgrown so we had to walk on the paddock side of the fence.

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