Hunwick village sign


Hunwick Village lies about two and a quarter miles north-west of Bishop Auckland, on the B6286 between Bishop Auckland and Willington in County Durham and is still a very rural and quiet village. It is built on a hill slope and looks toward the east over the Wear Valley and has a Population of 1,248 (2011 Census).

The housing is a mixture of local stone cottages, Victorian terraced houses, Council houses & bungalows and modern detached family homes. Amenities include two pub's, The Joiners Arms & The Quarry Burn, Working mens club, Church, Primary school and Newsagents.

Transport is provided by Scarlet Band Coaches of Ferryhill who run a half hourly bus service to Willington and Bishop Auckland, Plus several private hire taxi's. The closest Railway station is at Bishop Auckland, where trains run to Saltburn via Darlington which connects with East coast main line services. The area is served by two airports at Tees Valley and Newcastle.

The countryside around the village ranges from flat arable land to the North and West, to wooded river valleys to the East, this provides some good walking footpaths across the fields and a well maintained gravelled path along the Brandon to Bishop Auckland footpath which follows the disused railway line.

Bishop Auckland

County Durham