Showing posts with label Derwent Walk Country Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Derwent Walk Country Park. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Derwent Walk Country Park


Derwent Walk Country Park

Derwent Walk Country Park is situated between Swalwell in the north to Consett, County Durham in the south, it consists of ancient woodlands, wetlands, riversides and reclaimed industrial land.
Nature which lives in the park include badgers, roe deer, foxes and a variety of birds.
Recently red kites have been reintroduced through the Northern Kites project after being absent for 170 years.
The Derwent Valley Railway opened in 1867 and carried passengers and cargo including iron ore to Consett and coal to Newcastle.
The nine arches viaduct which is 500 feet long was built because the Earl of Stathmore would not allow the railway to pass through the nearby Gibside Estate.

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