Penshaw Monument

This route combines country tracks and climbs with paths through leafy suburbs. General’s Wood, the Victoria Viaduct and Penshaw monument itself are some of the points of interest covered on the way. The monument can be seen on its hill from nearly every point on the route then offers amazing views over Washington, Sunderland and Houghton-le-spring when reached. The route can be cut down by several miles by returning to the start early when the route passes by.

Circular  |  12.3km (7.64 miles)  |  Difficulty: Easy to Medium

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Winston to Piercebridge

Circular  |  18.4km (11.5 miles)  |  Difficulty: Medium

This is a long but fairly leisurely walk along roads and through fields with few inclines. It has been rated as having a medium difficulty due to its length and its many potential problems regarding the accessibility of the route’s footpaths.

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