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Durham Station 2mi 15 Jul 2023
Hetton Lyon Country Park 7mi 5 Feb 2023
day7b 50 5mi 4 Aug 2021
New cycle route to Church Street 1mi 10 Nov 2020
Business School to Church Street 1mi 10 Nov 2020
Merryoaks to Church Street 1mi 10 Nov 2020
langley 4mi 10 Aug 2020
Durham station to Durham YHA 1mi 5 Apr 2018
Premier Inn, Pity Me to Durham University Science Site 4mi 18 Jun 2015
Durham railway station to Premier Inn, Pity Me via Aykley Heads 2mi 18 Jun 2015

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Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Durham:

Auckland Castle Deer House · 12mi one-way
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The Cycle Hub · 34mi round-trip
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Derwentcote Steel Furnace · 36mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Durham

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Durham:

To Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Grange-Over-Sands, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Barnard Castle, Willington, Brandon, Hetton-Le-Hole and Sunderland.

To Consett, Rowlands Gill and Gateshead.


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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022 · 2

When you’re planning a route, has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic… now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 3

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…

Plan multi-day adventures easily

22 Mar 2021 · 13

Dreaming of getting away on a bike trip this summer?’s new multi-day planning feature is here for you! For any journey of 50km or more, you can simply add…