GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Waskerley Way

10 miles (16 km)

This is a shared cycling and walking path that follows the route of the old Stanhope and Tyne Railway line.
The path starts near Consett and runs to Weather Hill passing through woodland and open moorland. You will also pass the delightful Smiddy Shaw Reservoir, Waskerley Reservoir and Tunstall Reservoir near the village of Wolsingham.

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Waskerley Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Waskerley Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The trail passes just to the north of Tunstall Reservoir near Wolsingham. The pretty nature reserve is worth a small detour from the route if you have time.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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This disused railway - the Stanhope and Tyne Railway was built to serve the needs of the Weardale lead and iron ore mining industries in the 19th century; the section in the photo is part of the nearly level summit section at 400 metres, the highest section of standard gauge railway in Britain. In the trees in the distance is Waskerley village

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A group of cyclists on the trail in the summer of 2004. The railway reached an altitude of 509m (1670ft), and was the highest standard-gauge railway in Britain.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Waskerley Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Waskerley Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)