Wolsingham Memorial Walk

A circular walk between the Wolsingham and Thornley War Memorials. The Wolsingham Wayfarers first traversed the route between the Wolsingham and Thornley war memorials in May 1995 on the 50th anniversary of World War II. Wolsingham is also home to the first memorial to the First World War. In March 1918 Wolsingham Grammar School planted eighteen oak trees lining the playing field, one for each student killed in the First World War. The route showcases the best of everything Weardale has to offer. Enchanting riverside woodland, large expanses of farmland, picturesque cottages and stunning views across the valley.


The walk starts from the war memorial in Wolsingham Market Place. Parking is available in the Demesne Mill Picnic Area (nearest postcode DL13 3DB)


11 km


  • Off road sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Public transport

Facilities nearby: 

  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Toilets