Circular walk from Washington Wetland Centre

Circular walk from Washington Wetland Centre

This is a 3 mile (5km) walk starting from Washington Wetland Centre

The route offers great views of the River Wear, Penshaw Monument and the surrounding countryside as well as covering a number of interesting historical features and locations, including:

Low Barmston Farm

This was built in 1840 as a wedding gift for the eldest daughter of John Lambton, the 1st Earl of Durham. Penshaw Monument dominates the skyline above the River Wear to the south west.

Woodhouse Farm

From the mid to late 19th century a quarry operated from the site of Woodhouse Farm.  sandstone from the quarry was taken to barges on the river to be transported to Sunderland and the river mouth for building purposes.

Manor House Farm

Blessed with rich clay deposits Sunderland developed a thriving pottery industry, particularly in the early 19th century. This site dates from an earlier period and was the home of the North Hylton Pot Works which was founded by William Maling in 1762. The products of the Maling Pottery span 200 years and were exported world-wide.

High Wood

High Wood rests on the north bank of a large loop in the River Wear. It is ancient woodland consisting of hawthorn, oak, beech and ash. It is home to a rich variety of bird life including great spotted woodpecker, bullfinch and sparrowhawk. Fungi and woodland flowers thrive here and hidden glades and ponds offer a chance to glimpse dragonflies and butterflies.

 

For more details, including a map and full route information, download the leaflet below.

Attraction/Venue Information

Things to do nearby

Accommodation nearby

Did you know?

Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

Twitter

RT : A blood red moon & a rosy hue over Penshaw this morning https://t.co/apGids4JWr 2 hours 7 min ago
Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) is a time for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the hol… https://t.co/EWRLggPdcQ 4 hours 2 min ago
Who doesn't love a bit of Cash??! If like us you loved the Man in Black then this is a show not to miss!… https://t.co/FVeBUChi3V 2 days 2 hours ago
Were really looking forward to seeing the second installation by artist Dan Holdsworth previewing t… https://t.co/wlam3S6opm 3 days 21 hours ago
RT : Character comedy at its best coming to on the 2nd Feb.... catch sell out show!… https://t.co/OfaPzctfSQ 3 days 23 hours ago
RT : 20% OFF Karting. EVERY DAY in January. SIMPLE. Karting from only £20! Bookings: 0191 521 4050 Full T&Cs Apply:… https://t.co/ofsTbj1haf 4 days 23 hours ago
RT : NEWS ALERT! We’re delighted to announce the Swiss airforce will be at our airshow this year, for the firs… https://t.co/z9hYtM4KH5 4 days 23 hours ago
RT : Check out my new blog post - https://t.co/jc6AP2VOSB was superb show. I laughed from beginning to end. 5 days 1 hour ago
RT : Win one of two annual passes to , Start your new year with a wild adventure! 🐹🐰🦊🦋🐌… https://t.co/rPiY4SlFNA 5 days 3 hours ago
How lucky we are to have this view on our doorstep? 😍 indeed! https://t.co/a6vySTBTTM 5 days 17 hours ago
It's National obesity week and time to get out and about and get active! Why not try one of our… https://t.co/9rxe5qt5om 5 days 23 hours ago
RT : Just under 3wks until Leonardo da Vinci exhibition opens for you all to see & enjoy. Exhibition tickets are avail… https://t.co/KQ2bGKCEVO 6 days 3 hours ago
Exciting news, can’t wait for this year! https://t.co/SkWKzFMHzl 6 days 3 hours ago
Oooh! Cheeky, cheeky! What a great idea and https://t.co/uCgAKicNjM https://t.co/84op6FFzno 1 week 3 days ago
We certainly are ! and there's some great events on your list to help distract! https://t.co/z3ngs1QOI4 1 week 4 days ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
2 + 11 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.