Angel of the North Day Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 02
2019

20 people attending

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£10.00
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13 mile walk, mainly on good paths, some areas will be muddy after rain

Join Dave, Kieren  and the OutdoorLads for a walk that starts at what is claimed to be the worlds oldest railway, walking through various landscapes including very scarce Lowland Heath, (there is only an area equivalent to 3 football pitches in the whole of the Tyne & Wear region), Forest, Reed Beds, Ancient Woodland and riverside paths.

We will pass the Tyneside Locomotive Museum on our route to the lunch stop, which is at the feet of the Angel of the North, Antony Gormley's famous sculpture, now in it's 21st year, which is seen by approx 90,000 people per day.

From here we will head back towards the start point, pausing to take in the wide ranging views over Gateshead and Newcastle, before following the banks of Beamish Burn into the wooded gorge.

We then come to Causey Arch itself, the oldest surviving single arch railway bridge in the world, where if you stand beneath the arch it sounds as though the river is running above your head!

From here is is a short walk back to the start point and the tea room, where we can have a well earned cuppa and cake.

Location

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