This is the most up to date list of where to go dogging in County Durham. So if you want to try dogging in Durham, take your pick from the list of Durham dogging spots below.
Bishop Auckland Doggers
Over the viaduct towards Crook there is a small car park on the right, along with a picnic area and bushes either side of a footpath along the old railway line.
On the A66, head eastbound towards Stockton. There is a long layby, set well back from the road, about half way between Darlington and Stockton.
The layby at the Swan House roundabout is a favourite spot for Darlington doggers. The roundabout is at the junction of the A68 and A6072. The layby is located about one and a half miles along the Darlington to Corbridge Road and is surrounded by trees. There is a secluded path leading away from the area, and this is where most of the dogging action takes place.
Durham doggers head out west a few miles for one of two spots. There is the picnic site at High Stoop on the A68 / B6296 junction. For the more adventurous, head north out of Tow Law on the A68, pass the salt dump and the picnic area on right, and at the crossroads turn left following Saltersgate Lane for quite a while to the wooded area at the old POW camp - you may have even have to open a gate or two - this is pretty remote.
Sedgefield Doggers hook up near Hardwick Hall. Directly opposite Sedgefield Racecourse, take the A177 going north, and within a mile you will see signs on the left to Hardwick Hall. Drive along here and look out for cars with their interior lights on.
Not quite Durham, but not far away is Sunderland. A real surprise for us is that we could only find one dogging in Sunderland location. Head west at Boldon Business Park (Testo's roundabout) and take the first turning left down the country lane that is West Pastures. It will be dark and remote, and there is no reason for people to be parked up down here unless they are farmers, travellers or hopefully local doggers.
Other County Durham dogging locations include:-
Beamish - Causey Arch
Billingham - Nature Reserve car park
Newton Aycliffe - layby on the A68 near caravan dealers
Rushyford - layby on A689 (supposedly)
Seaham - Seaham Hall car park (supposedly)
We are working to provide you with the most up to date listing of UK wide Dogging Spots. If you know of any places we should check out, please contact us.