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.
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) 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)
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
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.
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Follow the "The Christian crossroads of the British Isles" from Seaton Sluice to Chester-le-Street and explore the heritage along the way. This route can be divided into sections in regard to your physical abilities.
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