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Starting at Croxdale Community Centre, a former schoolhouse, which is considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in Durham. From the centre, the route follows the main road for a short distance before entering a woodland trail. Exiting at the River Wear, you can take a moment to appreciate the views of Sunderland Bridge as it crosses the Wear or observe the Sand Martins nesting on the riverbank. The route then follows the riverbank footpath until you reach Tudhoe Mill Wood, which occupies the site of the former Tudhoe Mill drift mine. Following the woodland trail that contains a mix of mature tree species, a mosaic of grasslands, and a variety of birds and butterflies, you will eventually arrive at the picturesque village of Tudhoe. Shortly after leaving the village, the route circles back to the starting point, passing through open farmland before returning to the community centre.

Distance:  8.38 km (5.2 miles)

Difficulty Rating: ★★★

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