Consett and Sunderland Railway Path
A walk or cycle along a disused railway path from Consett to Sunderland. The path starts at Consett and heads east towards the coast passing Stanley and Chester-le-Street before joining the River Wear and following it to Sunderland harbour. You'll also pass Beamish Woods where there's some nice woodland trails and the views of the River Team.
It's a fairly flat surfaced path with a number of sculptures, interesting earthworks and fine views of the Durham countryside to enjoy.
Consett and Sunderland Railway Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Consett and Sunderland Railway Path Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Consett and Sunderland Railway Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Consett and Sunderland Railway Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At Consett the route links with three other rail trails where you can extend your walking or cycling. These include the Waskerley Way the Derwent Valley Walk and the Lanchester Valley Walk.
Just west of Consett there's one of the highlights of the area at Pow Hill Country Park and Derwent Reservoir near Edmundbyers.
Just west of Consett the pretty Allensford Country Park is well worth a visit. There's nice riverside trails, a decent cafe and a lovely waterfall on the Wharnley Burn.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks and the Tyne and Wear Walks pages.