This walk is part of the trek The Angel's Way : Seaton Sluice to Chester-le-Street.
This is the section of the Angel's Way one of the Northern Saints' pilgrimage routes which starts in Holywell and ends in Backworth. This section is rural passing through agricultural land.
This can be combined with the previous section (Seaton Sluice to Holywell) or the next section (Backworth to Killingworth) for a longer walk.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) In front of the Milbourne Arms, at the junction with the A192 walk down the bank.
(1) At the end of the wall, cross the road and take the footpath opposite heading in a southerly direction crossing the old bridge over the Seaton Birn and following the path around to the right, this is called The Close Holywell.
(2) Follow this path keeping Seaton Burn on your right-hand side. When you reach a junction in the path, bear left onto the wider track heading in a southerly direction. This will bend sharply around to the right.
(3) The wider track will end in another path junction, turn left into a southerly direction and follow this path.
(4) Continue in a southerly direction, you will pass a track on your right and a cattery on your left. Just after the cattery (Holywell Grange Farm), turn right and follow this path. This path will zigzag to the right, to the left, to the right and to the left again around the field boundaries.
(5) When you reach the railway lines, turn right and follow the path along the edge of the railway for about 200m, then take the tunnel left under the railway lines and follow the path southwards again. Carry on straight ahead, you will then join Fisher Road, continue on this road to Backworth Lane (B1322).
(6) When you reach Backworth Lane, turn left, walk along Backworth Lane until you reach Station Road where you turn right and continue until you reach the Backworth Social Club, turn right into the lane which leads to Backworth Hall (A).
D : km 0 - alt. 34m - Milbourne Arms, Backworth
1 : km 0.19 - alt. 30m - Start of The Close
2 : km 0.59 - alt. 31m - Path Junction at Seaton Burn
3 : km 1.16 - alt. 34m - Path Junction
4 : km 1.73 - alt. 42m - Cattery
5 : km 3.33 - alt. 40m - Railway Line
6 : km 5.04 - alt. 61m - Junction of Fisher Road and Backworth Lane
A : km 5.78 - alt. 66m - Backworth Hall
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