Easy walk around Wingate area. Look out for the Miner's Trail sculptures.
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/A) From Millbank Terrace/Newholme junction, walk along the path towards Hutton Henry.
(1) Turn into the estate on your left (Ferndale Close) and walk down the footpath behind the houses (or infront of them) to the road at the bottom of the estate.
Cross the road and follow the cycle path at the side of the office block and football pitch.
(2) This footpath will meet up with Cycle Path 1 - Part of the Castle Eden Walkway. Cross straight over (right-hand side) you should have allotments on your left. Follow the cycle path until it meets the Hart to Haswell Walkway, continue until you pass underneath a road bridge at Wellfield.
(3) Once under the bridge, take the steps to your right and cross over the bridge. Continue walking along Wellfield road towards Wingate.
(4) At the Coop turn left onto the B1280 (North Road). Follow this road all the way through Wingate back to Station Town. Return to the junction of Millbank/Newhome. (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 132m - Junction of Millbank and Newhome
1 : km 0.09 - alt. 132m - Bridge Terrace
2 : km 0.71 - alt. 127m - East Durham Business Park
3 : km 2.61 - alt. 126m - Wellfield
4 : km 3.27 - alt. 149m - Fir Tree - Coop
D/A : km 5.77 - alt. 132m - Junction of Millbank and Newhome
Refreshments can be purchased at the Coop (Wellfield) and McColls (Wingate).
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Look out for the Miner's Trail sculptures.
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