Gainford, midway between Barnard Castle and Darlington, is one of Teesdale's most attractive villages. In 1971 the village was designated a Conservation Area to secure its protection and improvement. It's location and surroundings make it an ideal starting point for walks in the area.
Walks Around Gainford Parish
This downloadable PDF contains 4 easy walks around Gainford, taking in nearby the nearby villages of Headlam and Langton. The walks are relatively easy and vary between three quarters to 6 miles in length.
Download Gainford Parish Walks PDF
(© 1995 Durham County Council Environment Department)
Gainford Conservation Area Walk
This PDF contains a lovely walk around the boundaries of the Gainford Conservation area: a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
Download Gainford Conservation Area Walk
(issued by Gainford Parish Council, in partnership with Durham County Council and Parish Paths Partnership. Watercolours by Anne Boynton.)