We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University


Cycle Routes

The safety of our staff, students, visitors and members of the public is of utmost importance to us. Our Infrastructure Project as part of our Estate MasterPlan includes improving existing cycle and footpaths and creating new ones. The improvements enable more of our staff and students to choose sustainable travel options. We have worked hard to ensure as many people as possible can use the new and improved routes, so will include accessibility features wherever possible.

In additon there are several cycle routes to the University so why not try a smart phone app or visit one of the several websites available to assist you to access the campus:

- Open Street Maps

- Cycle Route Planner

- Cycle Streets

Information on where to cycle in County Durham, whether you're a commuter, cycle for leisure or you're visiting the area is available on the Durham County Council website. County Durham has 543km of bridleways, 45km of byways and over 150km of railway paths which offer excellent facilities for leisure and commuter use. A growing number of cycle lanes complements the off-highway facilities and helps create a more comprehensive network.

Durham County Council also have cycle maps available for Durham City and the surrounding areas, including Chester-le-Street, Consett and Newton Aycliffe.

Go Smarter, Go Active also have a set of cycling maps for for Durham/Chester-le-Street, Consett, Newton Aycliffe and addtionally for Shildon, Spennymoor, Gateshead, Newcastle, NE Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Alternatively, they also have an interactive map to access all pdf maps for the region.