Washington Walks - James Steel Park
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.
PostcodeNE38 8LQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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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