NZ3054 : C2C cycle route, Washington

taken 4 years ago, near to Fatfield, Sunderland, Great Britain

C2C cycle route, Washington
C2C cycle route, Washington
Here, the C2C cycle route follows the route of a dismantled railway line through Washington.
C2C cycle route

The C2C (sea-to-sea or coast-to-coast) cycle route is a long-distance route stretching across the North of England from the west coast to the east coast. In the west, it has two branches starting from Whitehaven and Workington, converging near Keswick. After crossing the northern Pennines, the route splits at Consett with one branch passing through Newcastle to Tynemouth, the other heading to Sunderland. The route is approximately 135 miles long.

More information about the C2C is on Sustrans' website: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

National Cycle Network Route 7 :: NX7662

The Lochs and Glens (North) route covers 214 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. The Lochs and Glens (South) covers 193 miles from Glasgow to Carlisle via the Ayrshire coast, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. It continues east as the Coast to Coast C2C route to Sunderland.

Washington, Tyne & Wear

Until 1964, Washington was a small village in County Durham. However, it was then designated as a new town causing it to expand significantly.

More detail about the history of Washington is available on the England's North East website: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 12 November, 2016
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Cycle Route 
National Cycle Network (from Tags)
Route 7 
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Wearside 
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Tyne & Wear 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 309 547 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.2145N 1:31.1907W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 308 547
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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