DERWENT WALK

LOCATION

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Derwent Walk Country Park, Gateshead.

DISTANCE

3km.

SURFACE/DESIGNATION

A 2 mile tarmacked track up the valley finishing with a climb up to join the waggonway, sadly still surfaced in ash. The tarmac is a bit knobbly for fast skiing but fine for touring/training.

SAFETY DETAILS

Can be quite a few walkers and cyclists at weekends.

FACILITIES

Free parking adjacent to the local tennis club.

OTHER DETAILS

A reclaimed coal sorting site, but now maturing into a pleasant and varied green space.

Alidair Wilson,