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Parkhead Return

North Pennines, Durham, England

Loop - New

This ride starts in Blackhill, near to Consett, and follows the Coast to Coast cycle route towards the Parkhead station (cafe). Cross the Hownsgill Viaduct, 46m/150 feet above Hown's Gill, pass the wartime Salters Gate Ammunition depot and then Waskerley before turning around at Parkhead. The disused railway track used to transport coal and limestone to the Consett Steel works. There is a headwind, no matter which way you ride.

34.44KM
DISTANCE
01:38:49
DURATION
339M
ELEVATION GAIN
330
TOUGHNESS