Riverside Walk

Alexander Iles
Riverside Walk
Courtesy of Visit County Durham

Riverside Walk, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3UW – Visit Now

The Riverside Walk could easily be overlooked on a trip to Durham. While you explore the beautiful medieval town and the breath-taking cathedral that sits above it, you may not even realise that there is a woodland walk a stone’s throw from where you are standing. Easily accessible from the city centre the Riverside Walk is best joined from either Elvet or Framwellgate Bridge and then takes you on a circular walk beside the River Wear. Perfect on a sunny day, the riverside is covered in woodland and is cool even on the warmest days providing a cool breeze and the smell of trees and plants that is evocative of native British woodlands. While on the walk you will be able to enjoy carved stone artworks and a folly that both add to the walk and reflect the city’s history. The walk will take around an hour to complete, but if you would like to experience the walk from another perspective you can rent a boat from Brown’s Rowing Boats and take to the water to enjoy the surroundings once more.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: Open 24 hrs
  • Tue: Open 24 hrs
  • Wed: Open 24 hrs
  • Thu: Open 24 hrs
  • Fri: Open 24 hrs
  • Sat: Open 24 hrs
  • Sun: Open 24 hrs
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit