NZ1366 : Tyne Valley panorama south-east of Heddon on the Wall

taken 7 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Tyne Valley panorama south-east of Heddon on the Wall
Tyne Valley panorama south-east of Heddon on the Wall
The hilltop location of much of Heddon village affords great views over the Tyne valley and into Newcastle. The view from Station Road, just past the houses to the south-east of the village is one of the best. The panorama was stitched from 10 photos and is best viewed here LinkExternal link

The view takes in the slopes south-east of Heddon on the Wall from Heddon Hall on the left; Blayney Row, Moore Court and Heddon Haughs (the site of the former Heddon Railway Station), closer to the river, to the University playing fields on the east edge of Close House Estate on the far right. In the far distance there is a good view on the left of Newburn village, with the River Tyne prominent at Newburn Bridge, and Lemington and the Glassworks chimney, even further away. beyond them the west end of Newcastle. Ryton Church is a prominent landmark on the south side of the River Tyne as is the white Ferry House. To the right of the church spire, the south bank of the river is dominated by the golf courses of Tyneside and Ryton, with the colliery village of Clara Vale on the far right. The Wylam Waggonway (later railway and now cycle path and Hadrian's Trail footpath) parallels the route of the river from left to right, its course marked by a line of trees.

In the centre of the photo, hidden in trees, is the former site of Heddon's Colliery, Margaret Pit NZ1465 : Margaret Pit, Heddon on the Wall Patches of trees within the fields and hedgerows on these slopes are usually the sites of abandoned coal mining shafts LinkExternal link

Tramways were constructed to carry coal uphill from the pit to depots on Station Road, near to where this photo was taken. The straight lines of the field hedgerows on the left and right sides of the panorama are the sites of two of these former tramways. Both are shown on the 25 inch to 1 mile OS map of 1897, the uppermost (right) still shown in 1920 LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 February, 2011
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Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1386 6622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.4227N 1:47.0953W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1374 6656
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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