Weardale Way

The Weardale Way is a long distance path of 77 miles leading from Wearmouth at Sunderland up to the source of the Wear near Killhope. For Terrace Cottage visitors, its very handy as the route passes through Rookhope Village via Smailsburn and Sugar Hill as this section shows:

Weardale way map section

As it is largely been established by Durham County Council with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund award; the routes are well signposted and maintained throughout. There is a limited bus service to Cowshill and Killhope if you want to take a one way walk back along the route towards Rookhope.

Weardale Way Maps

Durham County Council has provided a series of 10 free downloadable pdf maps for walkers to use, which should all print as single pages of 500k or so:

Weardale Way by Piggin

There is a useful guide book to the whole route available from Amazon .

We hope you enjoy walking in the Northern Pennines as much as we do.

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