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Waskerley Way Railway Path


16 km / 10 miles
One of a series of walks, the Durham Railway Paths, using dismantled railways in the Durham and Consett area.

For the most part, Waskerley Way follows the western part of the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway. It was nearly 10 miles long and rises from 230 metres above sea level at Lydgetts Junction to the west of Consett, to 440 metres at Weather Hill Engine north of Stanhope. It passes through a range of habitats from mixed deciduous woodland and conifer plantations to open heather moorland.

The walk starts at Lydgetts Junction, which is the intersection of the Waskerley Way, Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Derwent Valley Railway Path and the Consett-Sunderland cycle paths.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: NZ100494 - Lydgetts Junction, Consett, Co, Durham View on StreetMap
Finish: NY997422 - Weather Hill, Co, Durham View on StreetMap

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External download Waskerley Way Railway Path  (Durham County Council ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 87, 88
OS Landranger Active 87, 88
OS Explorer 31, 307
OS Explorer Active 31, 307

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Route Profile:

15.9 km (9.9 miles)
284 m (932 ft) ascent
442 m (1,450 ft)  maximum height

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