Consett to Parkhead on the Waskerley Way

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 10.30am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Car Park next to the Waskerley Way, Consett, County Durham.  DH8 9AA
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 45 mins  (3 hours 0 mins cycling)
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We will meet in the car park next to the Waskerley Way, just off the A692 between Consett and Castleside on the road to Hown's Farm.

This is a lovely ride up to the remote cafe at Parkhead station at  the top of Waskerley Reservoir. The Waskerley Way follows the old railway line up from Consett past Castleside and up onto the Durham Moors.

It's a great way of viewing the more remote areas of Durham's beautiful moorland with a well earned stop for coffee and cake at the Parkhead station cafe. Feeling suitably proud of youself you can then freewheel the 8 miles back to the car park. Suitable for children 10 and over.

Please bear in mind that the weather will be changeable and parts of the route are exposed to the wind. Gloves, hats, buffs and waterproofs are recommended.

We look forward to riding with you, Jacki and Audrey. Give me a call on 07795 390871 if you have problems finding us.


Check out our facebook page on Breeze Network - Durham City for a flavour of our rides.


Starting Point
Car Park next to the Waskerley Way, Consett, County Durham. 
Starting Postcode

Meet the Champions

  • Jacki Patrickson
    Jacki Patrickson Enthusiastic cyclist who enjoys the fresh air, chat and the cake afterwards. Always happy to arrange rides any time, anywhere in Durham. Let me know what you'd like to have a go at. Jacki
  • Audrey Christie
    Audrey Christie I've been a keen cyclist since my childhood when I realised the independence it offered. Over the years I've done a lot of commuting by bike but also toured in the UK, Europe and Africa. I've also cycled with my children in trailers, seats, tagalongs and now they're teenagers the occasional tandem ride. Breeze has opened yet another world of cycling which I'm proud to be involved with as well as being fun, friends and fitness. Love it!

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