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Footsteps through History
New leaflets in a Howden-le-Wear Walks Pack are now available, upon request and free of charge. This is the first time walks guides for residents and visitors to our village have been available and have been produced by a partnership consisting of Wear Valley District Council Wear Walking for Health and Durham County Parish Paths Partnership. The project was supported by Walking the Way to Health volunteers, Howden History Society and Howden Primary School.
Four colour coded Walks around Howden-le-Wear are provided, for people to explore at their leisure. All involve public paths and vary in length from 2 to 3 miles.
These attractive and informative packs are available free of charge from Wear Valley Council Offices, Crook Library, Howden Community Centre, Howden Local History Society, the village Post Office and several other shops and pubs in the area.
The official launch of the Walks Packs, including one for Crook Town, was held in Crook Library on Wednesday, 10th May 2006
| ROUTE 1 (red map) explores to the South-East of the village and is an easy 2.5 miles.
ROUTE 2 (blue map) explores the North-West and is another easy 2 miles.
| ROUTE 3 (yellow map) This route directs walkers South of Howden and explores parts of the Beechburn Valley, following the stream in some places. A little longer, approximately 3 miles.
ROUTE 4 (green map) This route is to the South-West and consists mainly of pleasant field paths - lots of wildlife and nature at any time of year. 3 miles, easy going.
Throughout the year, (expect some mud when wet and in the Winter Season) try these Walks round Howden-le-Wear - you may be pleasantly surprised by what you can discover.