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Washington Circular Cycle Route

England > Durham > Washington
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameWashington Circular
Distance : miles (km)10.29  (16.56)
Posted ByK M
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationConcord, Washington
End LocationConcord, Washington
Cycle Steps
A 10mile circular town route, starting and finishing in Concord, Washington. I would recommend this ride for experienced families in which children have good road sense. A very easy ride, mostly flat, mainly on paths and road with a short sections on bridleway and national cycle way no. 7. Taking the rider past the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, passing a short section of the River Wear, skirting the Nissan Factory boundary, then a short road section to join a track which leads back to the start.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, River Wear, Nissan Factory,
Nearest bike shop is in Concord, Washington.

Your comments?
posted by:bikieRating : difficult :
Slight problem with this route as it travels along sections of footpath, two public footpaths recorded on the definitive map and shown as such on OS maps (the section from the WWT car park and along the riverside and the section Sunderland section along Waterloo Road (the residents of the houses have frequently turned people away on bicycle and horseback)) and a a section of private road (around the back of the Asda recycling plant)

Other than those little illegalities, looks fine

posted by:AnonRating : difficult :
Can't really comment on the Waterloo Road section (never been there, but not sure if residents have the right to interfere) but can comment on the back of the Asda site as I've been using it for about 15 years.

This was always a freely accessible road and was only bought by Asda in the last few months. The road does actually also lead to at least one house (possibly more) and there are no gates or stoppage points and no visible security around. I've used it tons of times since the Asda signs went up and had no problems. Never ever in all my years going there even seen a security guard on site. I have no idea why Asda bought the road as their trucks don't even go that way - they could not possible turn the two 90 degree corners as it's a single-track road.

Anyway - I wouldn't worry about this at all.

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