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few railway paths can match this for its combination of splendid views, fascinating history, multiple access points and inter-connections.... all combined with being lightly used so you don't have to look over your shoulder all the time to avoid rapid cyclists!
First time for a wander up around here and parked in an easily accessible car park (one of many) and walked about a mile and a half up the track with my young family. This would be suitable for those in a wheelchair or with...More
Do you enjoy the wild open spaces that the North East has to offer? Come and visit the Waskerley cycle path. It's not only for our cyclist friends, it's also a very rugged but reaonably steady walk and ideal for anyone who want's...More
Because its the track of an old railway its ideal for "pleasure" cyclists as its reasonably flat and good hard ground. The scenery is wild with big wide skies, and views of the smaller reservoirs. Its also a good track to walk when other tracks...More
Not sure what else to say about this really. The length of the path that I've been on was well maintained and clear for cyclists and walkers alike. The views at times are obviously fantastic and I don't see how it could be improved.
Excellent for a day out cycle ride provided that you have means of transport to get you there. Spend the day cycling back to the north east coast amidst beautiful scenery and a bit of local history. The route is well signposted and well maintained....More
We have done the cycleway in sections and completed this part from Consett. The incline at Waskerley is gradual, but against a strong wind was a much harder ride. Nevertheless it was most enjoyable with great views, the sweet smell of purple heather and the...More