Angel's Way Short Walk Seaton Sluice to Holywell

This walk is part of the trek The Angel's Way : Seaton Sluice to Chester-le-Street.

This path is part of the Angel's Way, one of the Northern Saints' pilgrimage routes which starts in Seaton Sluice and end in Chester-le-Street. This section passes Seaton Delaval Hall, the Church of Our Lady, and the Holywell which gives the village its name.

Technical sheet
No. 18418801
A Seaton Valley walk posted on 12/01/22 by sarahhcfe. Update : 25/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 4.45km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 26m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2m
Highest point Highest point : 37m
Lowest point Lowest point : 11m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Seaton Valley
Starting point Starting point : N 55.086522° / W 1.480058°
Ending point Ending point : N 55.063902° / W 1.504025°
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Description

(D) From Seaton Sluice Fountain Head Car Park, cross the roundabout and follow the A190 in a westerly direction.

(1) You will pass Seaton Delaval Hall and the Church of Our Lady which you may visit. After your visit rejoin the main road and continue around the bend.

(2) After approximately 100m you will see a track to your left by the bus stop. Turn onto this track and continue, crossing a second track. Here the track will become a narrower footpath. The path will continue across the fields for some distance in a south/south-easterly direction.

(3) When you reach the gate, go through it, looking to your left to see the obelisk in the distance. You will eventually come to another path crossing the first one, turn right onto this path.

(4) You will then go through a kissing gate and cross The Avenue Wagonway and skirt around the southern side of Holywell Pond.

(5) There is a public bird hide to your right if you wish to stop. After the pond turn left and follow the footpath until it reaches East Grange, continue down this road following the curve to the right into Holywell Dene Road where the walk ends at the Milbourne Arms (A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 11m - Seaton Sluice Car Park
1 : km 1.07 - alt. 30m - Seaton Delaval Hall
2 : km 1.67 - alt. 36m - Bus Stop on A190 (Harboard Terrace)
3 : km 3.06 - alt. 32m - Track Junction
4 : km 3.29 - alt. 32m - Track Junction/Holywell Pond
5 : km 3.83 - alt. 36m - Bird Hide
A : km 4.45 - alt. 35m - Milbourne Arms/Holywell Dene Road

Useful Information

This is the first section of the Angel's Way one of the Northern Saints' pilgrimage routes which starts in Seaton Sluice and end in Chester-le-Street.

  • Transport: Park in Fountain Head Car Park at Seaton Sluice. At the end of the walk, follow the A192 north for approximately 10 minutes to the Westbourne Garage bus stop. The Arriva X7 service (Newcastle to Blyth) towards Blyth will take you back to the car park. Alternatively, you can turn left at the junction with East Grange and Holywell Dene Road, go through the gate and follow Holywell Dene back to Seaton Sluice.
  • Facilities: There are toilets at the Fountain Head Car Park at the start of the walk. There are also toilets at Seaton Delaval Hall if you are visiting the hall. Refreshments can be taken in Seaton Sluice, at Seaton Delaval Hall or in Holywell at the end of the walk.
  • Accessibility: Some of this walk is across fields with a gradual ascent for the entire walk.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Seaton Sluice Beach
  • Seaton Delaval Hall (National Trust)
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Admiral George Delaval Obelisk
  • Holywell Pond Nature Reserve
  • Holywell (on private property)

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