Friday, 20 February 2009


Main dogging sites and directions for Durham, including major towns and cities: Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead and Washington.

Bishop Auckland
Over the Viaduct towards Crook there is a small carp-ark on the right, along with a picnic area and old railway (walkway). Dogging action after dark.
Picnic area on A68 near to Crook with 24 hour toilets. Lots of wooded areas, popular with both the gay community and doggers.
On the A66, eastbound from Darlington towards Stockton. A long layby, set back from road, about half way between Darlington and Stockton. Late nights around 11.30, various activity including male/female couples.
The lay-by at Swan House in Darlington is located about one and a half 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 the dogging action takes place. The site is also used by the local gay community.
Newton Aycliffe
South of Newton Aycliffe on the A68 towards Corbridge. A layby just past the Caravan Dealers on the left. It's surrounded by trees with lots of dogging activity with couples and singles. Especially at the weekend.
Off the A1 take the A689 exit to Rushyford, south of Durham. Before the roundabout is a long lay-by behind trees. Gay area but known for dogging couples as well.Update: We've been told that this layby is now closed - anyone care to verify this, so we can remove this dogging site from here?
Seaham car-park on the sea front next to Seaham Hall gates and on the coast road towards Ryhope next to the railway.
Come off the A19 and follow towards Sedgefield Racecoures. Take a right at the round about and you'll end up at Hardwick Hall. Best between 7pm and 2am for couples.
A184 heading west from Testos Roundabout. Take first turning on left down country lane. Used mainly by gays, but some doggers. Flash brake lights for action.
Tow Law
The picnic site right next to the B6296 is used by couples. Salters gate is 2 miles north of Tow Law off A68. Heading north out of Tow Law on A68 passed the salt dump and picnic area on right, proceed for 0.6 of a mile to crossroads and turn left and follow the road to the wooded area at the old POW camp - exceptional on a fine day but not when raining. Ideal for indoor or outdoor dogging activities.
A19 Wolviston
Just north of the A689 turn off a layby on the left hand side - tends to be gay lads - very good daytime.

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