National Route 715 of the National Cycle Network joins Whorlton and Willington via Bishop Auckland and is part of the Walney to Wear and Whitby (W2W) route.

The route offers on-road cycling from Whorlton heading north towards Ingleton.

Before Bishop Auckland, there are a handful of short traffic-free sections. Once through the town, the route becomes the Brandon - Bishop Auckland Railway Path, meeting National Route 70 just before Willington.

In combination with a stretch on National Route 165, this route offers an alternative to National Route 70 along the W2W route between Barnard Castle and Willington.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 715 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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