Description"The old Stanhope and Tyne railway (also known at one point in its history as the Pontop and South Shields Railway) was built to supply the Consett Ironworks with raw material, with a link to the coast. This section of the line was one of the oldest in the country, built in 1834. The track was lifted by 1985. The Consett and Sunderland path (part of the famous C2C cycle route, National Cycle Network route 7) follows the line of the old railway from Stanhope Moor down to Washington. This photo shows the tarmac cycle- and foot-path, and (over this stage) the soft-surface bridle path which crosses the cycle path at the bottom of the slight rise." Photo by Oliver Dixon, 2014, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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