Acomb - River North Tyne - Acomb

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This is a good little afternoon filler, with the option of driving to Waymark 3 where there is a lay-by for parking and you could begin the walk there. The confluence of the rivers is a fine picnic spot and the water from the South Tyne gently tumbles into the North Tyne, which has cut a deeper bed. There are numerous tracks following the river, some of which may be difficult if the water is high. The banks here often undergo drastic changes during the winter months too. The area beyond Waymark 6 is a bird sanctuary and quickly enters private land with difficult access. Having climbed to the old railway track (Waymark 8), it is possible to continue further north for a short way (not on our route) to get glimpses of the wide valley gorge below, but a fence soon bars the way to the private land and the only way out is to retrace your steps.

England - North England - Northumberland - Tynedale


Birds, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
05/12/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

With huge thanks to Paul Shorrock for updating this walk December 2008.

12/12/2004 - Lionel Kremer

9/12/04 - outgoing riverside path overgrown & neglected. Pretty area - heron flying by river. Return path 12-14 obscure with barbed-wired stile & padlocked gate. Fun but rough going in places. Pat & Lionel Kremer

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