Cycling routes

Cycling trail from the Swalwell Visitor Centre or the Derwenthaugh Park Car Park

Through Derwenthaugh Park and along the Derwent Walk. 4 miles long with undulating gradients and smooth surfaces on well surfaced multi-usertracks.

 

Cycleway links from Consett

From Consett a link crosses the old steelworks site and joins the Consett and Sunderland Railway Path, Waskerley Way and Lanchester Valley Walk at Lydgetts Junction.


Cycleway links from Swawell

From Swalwell you can follow the Sustrans C2C long distance cycle route beside the River Derwent to join the Keelman's Way which runs along the south bank of the River Tyne between Wylam and Hebburn.


Sustrans C2C long distance cycle route

The Derwent Walk, Derwenthaugh Park route, Waskerley Way, Consett and Sunderland Railway Path and Keelman's Way all form part of the Sustrans C2C long distance cycle route.

The route consists of 140 miles of minor roads and traffic free trails between Whitehaven or Workington on the west coast and Sunderland or Newcastle in the east.

Visit the Sustrans website for more information.

Horse riding

There is a three mile long trail through Derwenthaugh Park and along the Derwent Walk with undulating gradients and smooth surfaces on well surfaced multi-user tracks. The route crosses the River ford between Derwenthaugh Park and the Derwent Walk. Riders can dismount to cross the Butterfly Bridge.

 

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