NZ3651 : Former railway path near Sunderland

taken 2 years ago, near to Doxford Park, Sunderland, Great Britain

Former railway path near Sunderland
Former railway path near Sunderland
This path, which is shared by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, is on the trackbed of the former Hetton Colliery Railway. It is on the route of the Walney to Wear (W2W) cycle route.
Hetton Colliery Railway :: NZ3855

The trackbed of a historic railway line, built in 1822 (Engineer: George Stephenson) and the first designed for steam locomotives from the start. It predates Stockton and Darlington. Now mostly a path, it is notable for its hilly course with numerous inclines. The last bit of the track was lifted in 1960.

There is no sign of the railway's historic significance on the ground.

Walney to Wear (W2W) cycle route

The Walney to Wear (W2W) cycle route is a long-distance route across the north of England. It stretches for 151 miles from Walney Island, on the west coast close to the town of Barrow-in-Furness, and ends in Sunderland on the east coast. Sunderland is at the mouth of the River Wear. There is also a branch to Whitby, which makes a longer route than the route to Sunderland. The W2W crosses the Pennines, passing England's highest pub (Tan Hill Inn) which is 1,732 feet above sea level.

More information about the W2W can be found on the Sustrans website LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 April, 2019
Geographical Context
County (from Tags)
Tyne & Wear 
Near (from Tags)
Doxford Park  Sunderland 
Place (from Tags)
Primary Subject of Photo
Cycle Route 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3684 5190 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.6323N 1:25.6573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3683 5191
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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