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Sport in Durham Beautiful Durham doesn’t just have fantastic scenery, some of its greenery is used for active pursuits and if you’re keen to get fit and healthy while in this delightful city you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

Making good use of all the wonderful countryside you’ll find plenty of places to play golf, fish and enjoy water sports.

Lansdown Golf Course [map] is an award-winning golf club that offers a 6,000 yard 70 par course with breathtaking views. For those who need a rest after a busy day of caddying there’s a restaurant offering a mouth-watering selection of cuisine.

If this pace of life is simply too slow for you, why not try an extreme sport like jumping from a plane at a great height? The Devon and Somerset Parachute School [map], based in Dunkeswell offers training to Joe public in and around Durham.

Learn to juggle and tightrope walk with the help of Circus Skills [map] on Lower Borough Walls. You’ll pick up plenty of new party tricks and get fit whilst you perfect your skills.

If the simplicity of the gym suits your taste you’ll find plenty of fitness centres where you can get into shape, participate in team sports and learn tips from the experts about a range of sports including Durham YMCA Health Suite [map] and The Fitness Factory [map].

There’s always something different happening at The Window Arts Centre [map] on Lower Borough Walls, including Tai Chi and Chi Gung which are both suitable forms of exercise for all age groups.

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Cricket in Durham

Durham County Cricket Club is the sport’s youngest first class county, having been granted first class status in 1991. The club now boasts one of the finest grounds in the country, making a match here a cricket lover’s dream…


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