Waggonways and Cycle Routes

There are miles and miles of waggonways and cycle routes to explore straight from the door at Burradon Farm.  Discover Weetslade Country Park, Rising Sun Country Park, Holywell Dene and many scenic routes towards the sea.

You may even come across the Giant Spoon “Eat for England” – one of Northumberland’s quirky pieces of hidden art!  

For those looking for a gentler walk, there is a great circular route around the perimeter of the farm.  This follows the waggonways and takes in the surrounding fields over the reclaimed pit heap complete with ‘swan lake’.  Perfect for a morning or evening stroll and to take in the views towards the sea and St Mary’s Lighthouse. 

The waggonways were used to bring coal from the numerous collieries and pits down to the River Tyne ready to be transported down the river in keel boats.  To help you explore North Tyneside’s Waggonways, a series of cycle brochures are available to download here.   

The 80 mile Tyne and Wear Heritage Way also passes through Burradon Farm and showcases the rich history of the area.  Don’t miss our very own Pele Tower located at the bottom of the cottage site!  Many sections of the Heritage Way pass through areas where coal-mining was an important part of its industrial heritage.

Cyclists will love the Reivers Cycle Route (NCN10).  Heading North from Tynemouth Priory this route incorporates sections of the historic Waggonways network, including Burradon, before leaving North Tyneside. More information about destinations can be found here.

The waggonways and cycle routes around Burradon Farm are perfect for walkers, runners and cyclists – and of course your dog will love them too!