Lots of Durham guided walks take place across the county every month - here is the list of walks for February 2019.

Guided walks in Durham are a great way to get some exercise, meet new people and see more of our beautiful county. They take place across County Durham and mean you can see somewhere new without having to worry about doing the navigation for yourself.

These February Durham guided walks are also a good way to keep the children occupied during the February half term.

Each guided walk gives an indication of how far it is, how long it's expected to take and what the terrain will be like, as well as the general theme of the guided walk such as local history, photography or exercise. The Durham guided walks are run by Durham County Council. The cost for each walk is £4 per person aged 16 or over and free for under 16s. Carers accompanying a disabled person are free.

To find more of what's on in Durham, head to our Durham events page.

February Durham guided walk #1: Photography Walk To the Nobby Stiles Boathouse, Tuesday February 19

This guided walk near Durham city centre is primarily focused (forgive my pun, if you can) on photography and is led by photographer Philip Nixon. It starts at 10am and is two miles, with easy going suitable for most fitness levels. Wear stout shoes. Meet at Baths Bridge, Durham, postcode DH1 3DA.

February Durham guided walk #2: Fatherley Hill, Wednesday February 20

Led by Dianne Hannaby, this walk is 11 miles and requires a good level of fitness. It starts at 10am and should last about five and a half hours. The focus of the walk is exercise and enjoying the excellent views.

Meet at the lay-by 440yds west of Kingfisher Caravan Park on the A689 between Wolsingham and Frosterley, postcode DL13 3DT. You'll need to take a packed lunch and boots.

February Durham guided walk #3: Footsteps from Ferryhill, Friday February 22

Led by Dave Drinkwater, this is a local history walk and starts at 10.30am. It's seven miles long, taking an estimated four hours. You'll need a reasonable level of fitness, boots, and a packed lunch.

Meet at the car park behind Rowlandson Freemason Hall, North Street, Ferryhill 200 yards east of Ferryhill Market Place on the road to Ferryhill Station, almost opposite the Manor House Hotel. The postcode is DL17 8HX.

February Durham guided walk #4: Stomping Through the Heather, Saturday February 23

This walk requires a very good level of fitness and previous walking experience. Led by Jo Davies, this 12 mile walk starts at 10am and will last approximately six and a half hours. It will include a bit of everything: local history, good exercise and nice views. You'll need stout boots and a packed lunch.

Meet at the lay-by near Rookhope Arch, on the Rookhope to Allenheads road, postcode DL13 2DE. The cost is £4 per person aged 16 or over (under 16s go free). Carers accompanying a disabled person are free. Meet at Baths Bridge, Durham DH1 3DA.

February Durham guided walk #5: Bishop Middleham and Fishburn, Wednesday February 27

This last guided walk of February requires boots and a reasonable level of fitness and features local history, views and nature. Led by Neville Mcdonnell, it starts at 10am and covers 11 miles, lasting about six hours. Meet at Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, postcode TS21 2DN. Bring a packed lunch.