Route: Weardale Way (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom
78 mi
Vertical Gain
4,000 ft

The Weardale Way is a 125 km (78 mile) long-distance walking trail that visits many of the most dramatic and iconic locations in County Durham and Sunderland including the World Heritage Site of castle and cathedral at Durham. Using a diverse variety of tracks, paths and trails it follows the course of the River Wear as it flows for 72 miles from source to sea through an ever-changing landscape that before 1974 comprised the main part of the historic County Palatine of Durham. Nowadays most of the trail falls within County Durham, with the final twelve miles to the coast belonging to the City of Sunderland.

GPS Track



I plan a self-supported attempt starting early 2nd May. I’ll be using drop bags and shops along the route to replenish / refuel. Aim for 16 hours (before it gets too dark)

FKT self-supported attempt tonight. Winter/ Spring nighttime starting at 7pm Killhope aiming for 16hours. Using drop-bags and shops for fuelling.