Explorer Map 306, - Middlesbrough & Hartlepool
A very straightforward walk, following the Castle Eden
Walkway for much of the route, but also using clearly defined footpaths
and farm tracks.
There are no gradients and the surface walked on is firm for almost
the entire way.
This is a gentle walk for any time of the year, but highly enjoyable
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)
Some new mapping software is now available which you may
want to try, - QUO mapping. You can download the software for free from
the link below, complete with demonstration maps. Having installed QUO,
you can import and export Memory Map overlays. Thus YOU DON'T NEED Memory
Map to use any of the overlays provided on the Grey Panthers web site,
- just use QUO!!
There is a small car park off the A689 (on the North side)
where the Castle Eden Walkway crosses the A689.
From this car park, follow the signposted Castle Eden Walkway (a disused
railway track bed) North for almost 3 miles.
Just before a bridge that crosses the Elwick - Trimdon road, a footpath
on the left descends to meet this road.
Walk along the road for a short distance (But CARE, - TRAFFIC) until you
come to a gated lane on your right.
Follow this lane to the point where you turn right to cross a footbridge
over the reservoir.
On the other side of the footbridge, follow the lane to the right, then
back up to the Castle Eden Walkway.
Now head South along the walkway. to return to your startin point.
However, almost at the end of the Walkway there is a footpath which takes
you up to the Durham Gateway pedestrain bridge. You may want to visit
this bridge for its views towards Wynyard and Teesside.
Return to the car park by a footpath from this bridge.