Blaydon to Rowlands Gill
From the junction at the Derwenthaugh Rail Bridge - head up the R. Derwent passing under concrete road bridge and at allotments bear right - follow lane to T-jcn and turn left under the A1(T) road viaduct - jink right and left and continue ahead on path bearing left away from road.
Pass Road Salt dump (R), Stone Hump Back Bridge (L) and under road bridge - ahead on path between river and road to a small access road - cross road through gate and into Derwenthaugh Country Park.
Continue on wide mulit user path - passing tennis courts, picnic areas through gate and skirt the large pond to a stone bridge.
Link to Clockburn Lonnen Cycleway - see map above
Cross bridge and turn right and follow along river bank then uphill - passing The "Stone Garden" (L) and Millennium Milepost (R) to junction with the Derwent Walk.
Sustrans Rangers on the "Stone Garden"
Derwenthaugh Park - Gateshead
Turn right onto Derwent Walk (railway path) - cross the "Nine Arches" viaduct and ahead to the end of the railway path.
RED KITE VIEWING PLATFORM
PLEASE SLOW DOWN WHEN CROSSING THE NINE ARCHES VIADUCT
THERE IS A VIEWING PLATFORM AND INFORMATION TENT ON THE VIADUCT
STOP AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT TO RETURN RED KITES
BACK INTO THE WILD IN THE NORRTH EAST
Click here for more information
There are excellent views of the Gibside Estate NT - across the river.
The tall column that can be seen is 121 feet high and has a statute of Liberty on the top.
The next section of railway has disappeared and the cutting filled in.
Through gate and left onto Shared Use Path alongside A194 - ahead to junction where bear left on SUP alongside B6314 to crosing point at road chicane.
For Gibside - National Trust - continue ahead on road over River derewnt and first left.
Cross over and then left on shared use path to Stirling Lane, right / left and cross over - go through picnic area / car park to re-join the railway path again - cross the river viaduct and continue ahead.
You now leave Gateshead - Tyne & Wear and enter County Durham
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