Local Walking Map

Just remember there is no such thing as a wrong turn because

‘Every path leads to home’.


If you want to explore the local area on foot

 click here to see a selection of maps available from This Is Durham.



Fancy a walk to the pub?

Using the local walking map at the top of the page:

The Farmers Arms ~ Shadforth

(0.8mile route each way)

To get to The Farmers Arms in Shadforth you will want to follow the Yellow route going North and you will find the beautiful village of Shadforth,

look out for the Cow above the doorway, you can’t miss it!


The Three Horseshoes ~ Running Waters

(1.6 mile route each way)

To walk to The Three Horseshoes at Running Waters via the bridleways you will want to follow the Yellow route going North towards Shadforth and then at Apple Tree House  turn left and head West along the Blue/Green route before continuing on just the Blue route, pass the disused quarry and you will arrive almost opposite the pub and only have to cross the road, alternatively you can walk from the park entrance along the roadside directly to the pub but the bridleway is much more enjoyable.

Please remember to wear suitable footwear along the Bridleways




Have you ever tried Geocaching? It’s a great way to keep the kids interested along the way, Geocaching is a worldwide ‘treasure’ hunt!

Download the app for free and follow the instructions to get started!

Click Here to download the app

Cycling Routes

We are approx. 25 miles from Hamsterley Forest for a full day of adventure on the bikes with different graded routes to suit all abilities.


National cycle routes 1 & 14 are close by the parks location and can lead you as far as you wish to go and make us an ideal place to stay during a cycling trip.

Click here for a detailed map of the routes for the National Cycle Network.


There are miles of gravel tracks suitable for riders of all ages next to Littlewood Nature Reserve located at the village of Cassop, only 1 mile away, on the site of an old Colliery,

click here for more information