Guide launched featuring walks and hikes for walkers and families (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Guide launched featuring walks and hikes for walkers and families
5:54pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A NEW guide has been launched detailing more than 130 walks for people to enjoy across the county.
The guide, dubbed County Durham, includes a six-month programme of walks and countryside events for the period between October and next March.
It has been organised by Durham County Council and it includes a variety of guided walks which range from easy one-mile walks up to hard 14-mile hikes.
Each of the walks offers people the chance to find out about the history, geology and nature of the area too.
Several of the walks will feature specialist experts on photography and art who will offer tips to keen photographers and artists.
Families can join in on the new series of Little Legs, Big Fun walks, which include scavenger hunts, games and quizzes along the route.
Maria Murphy, countryside development officer at the council, said: “Walking is not only good exercise, it’s also a great way to explore our local area and find out more about its history and landscape.
“Our guided walks programme includes lots of different walks for all levels of ability and they include new walks for families.
“They are all led by experts and we look forward to welcoming people keen to come along and explore our beautiful county.”
Copies of the guide can be obtained from Durham County Council on 03000-264579 or by downloading it at www.durham.gov.uk/countryside.
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