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Bowes Railway Path Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBowes Railway Path
Distance : miles (km)11.57  (18.62)
Posted ByS Rob
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionTyne and Wear
Start LocationJarrow
End LocationTanfield Railway Museum, Tanfield, Durham
Cycle Steps
From Jarrow along the Bowes Railway Path to Tanfield Railway Museum. The Bowes Railway path is becoming a joining route for NCN7 and NCN14. There are 2 small hills, nothing too taxing.
Your comments?
posted by:keith wallaceRating : difficult :
Very pleasant route climb to bowes down hill through team valley and a climb the tanfield, watch the trains and have a break !

posted by:Jay pottsRating : difficult :
Did it this morning,not bad but too many barriers

posted by:SpecalazRating : difficult :
Got to agree with Jay, too many barriers and the part between Leam Lane and Bowes Railway Museum is in a terrible state, come on Gateshead council get your act together

posted by:JoanneRating : difficult :
I did this yesterday and aside from the lots of barriers I thought it was a great course.Really challenging on the uphills (of which there are lots) but it makes for a great journey back! :)

posted by:MDCRating : difficult :
Someone could be killed on this trail!
Starts off well from the museum but 500-600trs from the road crossing the track erosion is the worst I''ve seen!! This section suffers from 2 foot deep ''craters'' riders should dismount and walk carefully throught it. In desperate need of some TLC.

posted by:RPCRating : difficult :
Agree with MDC. Horrendous stretch of path.

I had a huge somersault crash here in 2017 when I came upon the path erosion.

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