3. The Ushaw Moor Round
Meeting Point: The Durham Federation, Bracken Ct, Ushaw Moor, Durham, DH7 7NG
9:00am meet for 9:30am departure
From Ushaw Moor we head towards Ushaw Historic House, a former seminary made-up of beautiful architecture and grounds. We pass through the wonderful gardens, before cutting through a willow plantation. This brings us out onto the Northern Saints Trail, which drops us down to St Michael and the Angels Church in Witton Gilbert.
From here, we follow the River Browney to the ruins Beaurepaire, a former priory dating back to 1258.
An uphill climb takes us towards Whitesmocks on the edge of Durham, before our route loops back around to join one of the many railway paths at the bottom of Broompark. We follow the path back along to Ushaw Moor, where a steep bank returns us to our starting point.
Distance: 14.1kms (8.76 miles)
Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆