Ponteland to Wylam
Pass through fields that were once thriving with early mining activity. Walbottle and Throckley Denes bring you down to the Tyne then continue to Wylam passing the birthplace of George Stephenson. (Be aware - there are 13 stiles in this Section!).
How Do I Get There?
To the start:
Bus X77 or X78 from Eldon Square bus station.
Train to Central Station
Temporary path closure affecting Direction 1:
The old railway is closed. Council signs direct walkers further along the road. Turn L into school grounds. Stay on the path as it curves to the L and leads to playing fields. Go straight ahead. Where the path veers L to rejoin the railway, HW walkers stay on the playing fields and turn R. Take up the original directions from '....towards the tennis courts' which can be seen ahead.
Direction 6: Cross the road and go straight ahead across a field to a stile. Continue until reaching a farm track. Continue straight ahead to reach another stile. Keep going to a further stile leading into an open field.
Keelman Pub (0191 267 1689) in Newburn.
Coffee shops and pubs in Wylam.