Find somewhere great to walk, Darlington
Family friendly local walks
There are 12 self-guided walking routes around Darlington. You can find route cards for these at the Dolphin Centre, Crown Street Library and Bike Stop on Skinnergate. You can also get a fold-out walking and cycling map from Bike Stop to plan your routes around town.
Our picks of the local walks in and around Darlington include the following pushchair friendly routes:
- Rockwell Local Nature Reserve
- The Whinnies and Middleton St George
- Maidenhale Local Nature Reserve
- South Park
- West Park Local Nature Reserve
- Brinkburn Local Nature Reserve
There are also some great river walks including:
- Piercebridge circular heritage walk which includes Roman Ruins
- Low to High Coniscliffe circular heritage route, incorporating a beautiful river walk (2 pub stops)
- A picnic and gentle walk along the Tees at Broken Scar in Darlington
- View historic sites along the Hurworth Rockliffe circular walk and have a picnic by the river
These are all part of the Teesdale Way. This is a 92 km walking route all the way from the source of the River Tees, through Darlington, Yarm, Stockton, Middlesbrough and on to Hartlepool where it reaches the sea.