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Dinah and Ben Hatch and family take a leisurely cycle through the county’s old mining country

Route information

Length 12 miles

Duration 4 hours (approx)

Start Broompark, Durham

Finish Lydgetts Junction

Classification Easy

Terrain Off-road, some hills

Who’s it good for? Families; couples and friends

MapOS Explorer 307 and 308

Broompark to Lydgetts Junction

Now let’s be clear about this. We, the Hatches, are not an outdoorsy family. We wish we were, but somehow catastrophe always strikes when the pavement runs out; we panic when we cannot hear traffic, at least in the distance.

A family member was knocked into the Atlantic with a paddle when we last kayaked and on a holiday cycle ride our son’s tagalong became detached Frank Spencer-style and he rolled down into a canal in France. But we are determined to instil the virtues of the countryside and activity into our children Phoebe, nine, and Charlie, seven, so we agreed to a weekend of ruddy-faced cycling in Durham. We left the iPad at home, banned all talk of Minecraft and even bought an Ordnance Survey map (that’s what folk do, isn’t it?).

via Diggin’ the past: Durham’s scenic cycling country | Travel | theguardian.com.

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Get Active-Get Cycling Boompark Picnic Area

Health and Well-Being

Where? Boompark Picnic Area, DURHAM,County Durham, DH7 7RJ, (view map)

When? Saturday 16th June 10.00 – 14.00

Frequency Event

How Much? Free

Description Get Active Get Cycling aims to encourage more people to cycle more often and involves weekly cycle tours, cycling taster sessions and district wide cycle events. Get Active currently deliver a series of weekly fun, safe and enjoyable cycle tours at various locations, using the network cycle tracks running through the district. Each tour is led by qualified cycle marshalls. If you don’t have a bike but would like to come along and join in the fun, don’t worry, Get Active can provide you with a bike and helmet to make sure you don’t miss out totally for free.

Other Info Get Active can loan participants bikes and helmets entirely free of charge. All rides take place off road in traffic free locations.

Contact Name Steven Hart

Telephone 0191 5692847

via What’s On 4 Me – Listing for Get Active-Get Cycling Boompark Picnic Area Activities for Health and Well-Being.

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