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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Consett to Blanchland Circular|
|Distance : miles (km)||32.15 (51.74)|
|Posted By||Duncan C|
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|This is a really nice circular route. Heading out of Consett on the C2C to Parkhead Station, then up and over to Blanchland, round the north shore of Derwent Reservoir. Then head north to Wittonstall and down into Ebchester, finally picking up the Derwent Valley Line into Consett
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|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|Cafe at Parkhead station.
Cafe and pub in Blanchland.
Picnic area at the west end of Derwent reservoir.
Pub in Wittonstall (The Anchor).
Pub and shop in Ebchester.
|posted by:Tony B||Rating :||difficult :|
|My girlfriend and I rode this route and really enjoyed it, it was well worth the effort to get to Blanchland to view this Medieval village.|
We stopped in Blanchland and had our lunch and a swift pint in the Lord Crewe arms.
We carried on to Derwent Resevior and some wonderful countryside.
We did get lost a few times because i lost my map right at the start of the ride, we made a fatal error of ending up at Shotley Bridge looking up the huge bank back up to Conset, it was a very warm day and the last couple of miles were a bit of a task to say the least.
We are going to try it again now we know where we went wrong.
All things said it was a really enjoyable ride