Route for 4 mile Sunderland heritage walk complete with secret garden and industrial landmarks
Take a stroll on this four-mile walk around Silksworth which is full of mining history.
During lockdown getting out for a walk is important for your physical and mental health so why not take in some of Sunderland’s history on your daily strolls.
This circular walk, which is 4.1 miles or 6.6km long, starts and finishes at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre and it is estimated to take around two hours to complete.
The heritage trail, which was produced with Sunderland City Council and Silksworth Heritage Group, takes you through areas rich with mining history – including the site of the old Silksworth Colliery and Hetton Colliery Railway Line.
The walk takes you from the car park round to Doxford Park and up through New Silksworth. We take a look at some of the sites you will see and even include some retro pictures from what they looked like more than 50 years ago.
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