Friday, March 16, 2018
The train man from Bishop Line has bought us all doughnuts. Is he trying to sweeten us up so we remind you that there are regular trains, at regular times running between Bishop Auckland and Darlington station each day? https://www.bishopline.org/ #FridayFeeling View Post
Cycle routes & maps
Maps: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Here's more information on cycling in Darlington, including an overview of the cycle routes and where to cycle and park your bike in the town centre.
A cycling map for the town centre, surrounding area and parking
For an overview of cycle routes, please look at the Darlington cycle map.
Parking your bike in Darlington is simple as 1,2,3! Take a look at the Darlington town centre cycle parking map.
Circular cycling routes
- Cycling route 1: Brinkburn Local Nature Reserve and West Park [pdf]
- Cycling route 2: Cemetery Lane to Nunnery Lane [pdf]
- Cycling route 3: River Skerne to Red Hall [pdf]
- Cycling route 4: Whinfield [pdf]
- Cycling route 5: Firthmoor and Skerne Park [pdf]
- Cycling route 6: Firthmoor and Lingfield [pdf]
- Cycling route 7: South Park, Mowden and Hummersknott [pdf]
- Cycling route 8: Rockwell, Faverdale and Town Centre [pdf]
- Cycling route 9: Middleton St George [pdf]
- Cycling route 10: Walworth [pdf]
There are five radial routes that will take you around Darlington. These are safe cycling routes that have signs along them guiding your way.
Each route has a colour associated with it on the diagram below. Individual route cards are available from us. These routes use off road cycle paths or quiet residential streets. They are as follows:
- Green: Westpark route
- Yellow: Mowden route
- Grey: Hummersknott route
- Black: Blackwell route
- Red: Haughton route
- Blue: Morton park route
You can find the north and south cycle route maps on the Hartlepool Borough Council website [external link].
This map, which includes rights of way and additional visitor information, is also suitable for walking. You can get a hard copy of it from:
Self-guided circular cycle routes in Middlesbrough include:
- Marton West Loop (5 miles) [external link]
- Coulby Newham (9 miles) [external link]
- Pallister Park – Stewart Park (2 miles) [external link] (1 of 3)
- Newham Grange – Hemlington Lake (1.25 miles) [external link] (2 of 3)
- Stewart Park – Newham Grange (1.5 miles) [external link] (3 of 3)
- Hemlington Lake (3.5 miles) [external link]
- Riverside Loop (6 miles) [external link]
More on cycling in Middlesbrough [external link].
Redcar & Cleveland
Visit the Stockton-on-Tees council website for maps and self-guided cycle routes. [external link]
Self-guided circular cycle routes in Stockton [external link] include:
- Billingham and Wolviston
- Hardwick, Roseworth & Thorpe Thewles
- The Ingleby Way
- Portrack Loop
- West Stockton Wanderer
- Riverside Rambler
- Central Stockton Loop
A hard copy of a fold-out map for cycling in the borough can also be obtained from the Stockton Active Travel Hub. You will also find details of cycle proficiency training as well as details on an alternative route to the A19 which has a cycling ban.
Cycle routes across the UK
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to explore what other cycle routes the UK has to offer, we have selected a few useful links to help you plan your next trip: