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Causey Arch

2 miles (3 km)

Visit the the oldest surviving single-arch railway bridge in the world and enjoy woodland trails along the Causey Burn on this lovely walk in Stanley. The site includes interesting geology and views of the Tanfield railway which runs through the area. Also look out for the replica of an oldwoodenhorse drawncoal truck. At its peak the track would see hundreds of these waggons carrying coal to the bridge.
The bridge dates from 1725 and is a wonderful example of 18th century civil engineering. From the top of the arch there are splendid views down to the streams and woodland below.
The walk lasts for about 2 miles on fairly flat footpaths, but with a couple of moderate climbs on the way. After your exercise you can enjoy rest and refreshments at the nice on site tea room.
The walk starts from the car park just off the Causey Road. You could also start from Causey Arch railway station which is one of the stops on the Tanfield Heritage Railway. It's the oldest railway in the world, operating a passenger service every Sunday and on some other selected days. The railway runs on the formercollierywooden waggonway, using a number of preserved industrial steam locomotives.
Part of this route uses the Great North Forest Heritage Trail which runs through the area. You can extend your walk by continuing along the trail towards Chester-le-Street.
Just to the west you will find Chopwell Wood where there are miles of good cycling and walking trails to try.

Causey Arch Postcode

DH9 9QN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Causey Arch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Causey Arch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Causey Arch - geograph.org.uk - 334483

Causey Arch

Wooden coal truck - geograph.org.uk - 685590

Wooden coal truck

Causey Burn - geograph.org.uk - 732246

Causey Burn

Footbridge seen from Causey Arch - geograph.org.uk - 246787

Footbridge seen from Causey Arch

Looking down from Causey Arch - geograph.org.uk - 334475

Looking down from Causey Arch

Fork in path after crossing Causey Arch - geograph.org.uk - 246779

Fork in path after crossing Causey Arch

Rock climbing in Causey Arch Wood - geograph.org.uk - 444757

Rock climbing in Causey Arch Wood

Tanfield Railway pic 9

Tanfield Railway

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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