GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Washington Walks - James Steel Park

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy riverside walking and cycling in this country park situated on the River Wear in Washington, Sunderland. The park includes a fishing lake and cycling and walking trails. It is located less than a mile north of the Penshaw Monument on the Weardale Way and Great North Forest Heritage Trail walking routes.
The park also includes the pretty Corgi Pond where you can see ducks and swans.
To extend the walk head just a mile south east to visit Herrington Country Park. There's a fine sculpture trail, a boating lake, and a nature pond to enjoy here.


NE38 8LQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

James Steel Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

James Steel Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Washington

  • Penshaw Monument - Climb Penshaw Hill and visit this iconic Sunderland landmark on this short walk in Tyne and Wear
  • Herrington Country Park - This super, large park in Sunderland has a number of cycling and walking trails and interesting environmental sculptures
  • Weardale Way - Follow the River Wear from the coast at Sunderland to Killhope Lead Mining Museum in the Pennines
  • Great North Forest Heritage Trail - This circular cycle and walking route takes you through the countryside of this former mining area in Tyne and Wear
  • Hetton Lyons Country Park - Enjoy a walk or cycle around this attractive country park in Hetton-Le-Hole
  • Waldridge Fell Country Park - Enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside in this country park in Chester-le-Street
  • Chester-le-Street - This pleasant circular walk in the town of Chester-le-Street visits the riverside gardens and Lumley Castle.
    You can start the walk from the parking area at the riverside park, just to the east of the city centre
  • Sunderland - This famous port city in Tyne and Wear has some nice riverside and coastal walking trails to try


Victoria Viaduct - - 2733524

Victoria Viaduct. This bridge spans the River Wear in Washington.It was built in 1836 as part of theDurham Junction Railway.

River Wear - - 2439389

River Wear

River Wear at Fatfield - - 2733518

River Wear at Fatfield

Penshaw Monument as seen from the North - - 175929

Penshaw Monument as seen from the North

River Wear near Cox Green - - 81505

River Wear near Cox Green

Cox Green Footbridge - - 2733533

Cox Green Footbridge


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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