Best Dog Walks In County Durham

28 Feb 2023

If you own a luxurious holiday home or reside at one of our beautiful country parks in County Durham and are a dog owner, you’ll definitely want to know all the best walks in the area for you and your pooch. 

Amongst our caravan sites in the North East, we have three stunning parks based in the tranquil area of County Durham.

Whether you have a residential home at Hurworth Springs Country Park or Low Carrs Country Park, or visit your holiday home regularly at Newbus Grange Country Park; knowing all the best walks in the county will give you plenty of opportunities to do and see.

So, let’s get started! What are the best dog walks surrounding our caravan sites in the North East?

Low Force

A pleasant and relatively short walk along the River Tees, head through grassland along the meandering river to lead down to the Low Force waterfall.

Many eye-catching views can be admired along this route and there is a warm and welcoming pub near the trailhead to pause for a refreshment or two, if needed.

This route will take you approximately 1 hour and 3 minutes to complete and is considered an easy walk. Therefore, if you’re looking for something that isn’t too strenuous, this is perfect!

Seaham & Beacon Point

Enjoy this stunning walk, along Durham Coastal Path, with plenty of terrain such as coastal, countryside and woodland views. Along the way, discover rocky paths and stone bridges as well as an abundance of breathtaking views and landscape.

A beautiful view can be admired from all angles and this route really is an adventure for all, especially your excited pooch! There are also useful facilities along the way such as a car park, toilets, shops and public transport.

This 6.3km trail will take an average of 1 hour and 33 minutes to complete and is considered a relatively easy route.

West Darlington Circular

The amazing walks around our caravan sites in the North East don’t stop there! This gentle farmland and riverside trail will take you along Baydale Beck and through the fields on the western edge of Darlington.

Keep an eye out for wildlife as you edge closer to the water and take in spectacular vistas over the fields. Once again, this route is considered easy and will take approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes to finish.

Barnard Castle to Gainford

Last but not least is a truly beautiful riverside walk starting in Barnard  Castle, following the River Tees and meandering through the countryside. It explores Tees Bank Plantation to Whorlton and heads through farmland to Winston and Gainford before making its way back.

Considered a moderately challenging route, this 32km isn’t for the faint of heart and you’ll need a super-fit four legged friend to join as this will take roughly 7 hours and 3 minutes to complete.

We have an impressive selection of holiday homes and residential homes for purchase across our caravan sites in the North East. So, what are you waiting for? Become an owner at Maguires Country Parks and start living your best holiday life.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help your dreams of owning a holiday home become a reality.

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