Great North Forest Heritage Trail

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Statistics and Files
Start: Causey Arch
Distance: 65 miles (105 km)
Grid Ref: NZ204564
Climbing: 1,498 metres
Walk time: 25-32 hours
Days: 4-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Great North Forest Heritage Trail is a cycle and walking route which explores the countryside of Tyne and Wear. The trail visits several towns and villages including Pelton, Bournmoor, Hetton-le-Hole, the Penshaw Monument and Witherwack. The route also includes a stretch of walking along the River Wear in Sunderland and a stretch of coastal walking which includes Whitburn and Marsden Bay. Other points of interest on the route are Lumley Castle at Chester-le-Street and the Penshaw Monument dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham.

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