4.5 of 5 (2 votes)

Monkton meander

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Tyne and Wear, England, about 8.60km (5.34 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 35m (114ft)
Loss 34m (111ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Elevation (total) 69m (225ft)
Start & End
Pelaw metro station
Distance 8.60km
(5.34mi)
Duration ~2:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Created by jamesward783 on 15 May 2012
A walk through Monkton industrial heritage, around quarries, industrial estates through new housing mainly on paths and tracks plenty of wild life, birds and fresh air.  

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid NZ294620
Pelaw metro station is the start point. Up the stairs; at the top turn right, out of the metro station and turn left. This is the start of the walk.
Metro track About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid NZ297621
Follow track, keeping the metro line to your right. Continue on path through a wooded area until you come to bridge over the metro line. Turn right away from bridge (do not cross bridge) through a gate for horses, walkers and cyclists. Now you can choose to follow gravel path to the left up and over the hill (the views are worth it) or follow the flat path ahead which you share with cyclists but's it fairly flat. Both paths meet further on.
Bridge About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NZ303622
This where you turn right.
Path and track About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NZ309622
This is where path and track meet; continue on path over railway line and straight ahead - don't turn left.
Road bridge About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NZ312625
Go under bridge and turn right; look out for a post with four rings. Follow the red markers on a circular route of 3.5 miles and this will bring you back to the same bridge, from where you can just reverse direction back to Pelaw metro station.
Red circuit start About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid NZ314624
Information board giving you points of interest and route.
Red route 1 About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid NZ325627
Waymarker 1 - the beck. Follow the beck left.
Red marker 2 About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid NZ325635
This is where you cross Monkton Beck/dene again and up hill onto footpath, past school and Monkton Stadium.
Road junction About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid NZ322637
Cross road. This is the entrance to Campbell park 100m into park a good spot for lunch. Local pub nearby if required.
Bedes Well About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid NZ319641
Halfway round the park is Bedes Well, a bit flooded when I was there, we had a drop of rain!
Waymarker 3 About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid NZ320637
Exit from Campbell park and back on the road.
Waymarker 4 About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid NZ319634
Follow markers under road bridge, along, path past iron railings to road crossing (Monkton Lane) and past sculpture.
Monkton Lane About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid NZ316629
Road crossing - take care - and last leg back to end of circuit.
Waymarker 5 About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid NZ313626
Back to the beginning of circuit. Now continue back to metro station. Full walk about 6 miles, 2.5 hours.
Pelaw metro again About 1.99 km (~1.24 miles) from
OS Grid NZ293620
Retrace your steps back to the start.

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