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

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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.

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over grown
8 days ago

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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over grown
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

It’s pretty good tbh

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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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muddy
3 months ago

10 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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