Durham County Council has produced a leaflet of two countryside walking routes from Durham City to our church. The walk can be downloaded as a PDF here.
Route 1 (harder) is a 9 mile circular route mainly on field footpaths, hilly and muddy in places. Route 2 (easier) is an 8 mile route mainly along flat railway paths. The walks take you past/through Flass Vale and Witton Gilbert Dene (two local nature reserves), the ruins of Beaurepaire Priory and the medieval church of St Michael.