Wylam – Feb 2020


Date: 8th February 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Distance: 4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Event Expired



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Hills: General - AscentKey1-98x27 One small hill
Distance: General - DistanceKey0-98x27 Short distance
Grade: General - GradeKey1-98x27 Easy
Map: General - 316-NewcastleUponTyne-Small
This walk is on OS map 316 Newcastle upon Tyne.  Click on map image to buy this map.
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The start

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This is a short walk from the Wylam car park.  We will start by following the old disused railway.  This is an amazing track to Nordic walk along, it is flat and has been very kindly cleared by the local community.

George Stephenson’s Birthplace

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We walk to George Stephenson’s birthplace.  Unfortunately now closed to the public.  We then turn up towards Rift Farm, this is an incline but an excellent way to feel the benefit of poles.

West Wood

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After we pass Rift Farm we are on a quiet road for a short time before crossing a stile into West Wood, this is a very small area but absolutely stunning.

Close House

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After the West Wood we come to Close House Golf Club.  We follow the public footpath through the golf course and the area changes a few times around here, woodland, roads and of course the golf course, which we skirt around the outside

The river

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Once through the golf course we come back to George Stephenson’s birthplace and turn left to take us to a small gate which takes us high above the river.  Again the scenery is stunning and there is always the chance to spot wildlife or funghi in this area.

We return to the car park via the disused railway line.

Hope to see you there,

Julie and Martin

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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: NE41 8DW
OS Grid Reference: NZ 11879 64684
Parking: We will park in the free car park, by the disused railway that is part of our walk.
Train: If you prefer, you can use the regular train service, that stops at Wylam Station, and just walk over the bridge.