This urban section of the English Coast Path passes through Pallion and Deptford, the center of shipbuilding on the Wear. There is plenty of evidence left of this industry, The route slightly deviates from the original Weardale Way route to follow the new A1231 route passing the recently reinstated Doxford Shipyard Gate.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) From Pallion Metro Station, exit onto Woodbine Terrace and follow the footpath to the new A1231 road. Cross the road and turn right heading to the city centre.
(1) In the construction of the new road, the old entrance to the Doxford Shipyard was demolished, the gateway has been reinstated near to where the original building stood. Continue walking along the new A1231 passing the shipyards on your left.
(2) Walk underneath the Queen Alexandra Bridge, the original Weardale Way Route will join here from the right and carry on straight ahead.
(3) The new A1231 follows the original route of Deptford Terrace. This now becomes a junction, turn left onto the original Deptford Terrace.
(4) Pass The Saltgrass and turn left onto a footpath at the side of Hanover Place, this will take you to the riverside footpath. Follow this path checking out the views of the Stadium of Light and Wearmouth Bridge.
(5) When you have passed underneath Wearmouth Bridge. Take the steep footpath to your right up to Pann's Bank then turn sharp right onto Bridge Crescent then cross Wearmouth Bridge.
(6) At the end of the bridge turn right onto Bonner's Field, then right down Palmer's Hill Road where you will see a squeeze gate to the riverside path beyond. Turn left and follow this footpath along the banks of the river.
(7) The footpath will turn up a hill on the left-hand side to a petrol station, either take the steps down to the right and walk through the car park to the riverside path or continue walking along Sand Point Road to Sunderland marina. Follow the path around the marina and then along the water ridge to reach Roker Pier (A).
D : mi 0 - alt. 102ft - Pallion Metro Station
1 : mi 0.19 - alt. 62ft - Doxford Shipyard Archway
2 : mi 0.63 - alt. 62ft - Queen Alexandra Bridge
3 : mi 0.84 - alt. 75ft - A1231/Deptford Terrace Junction
4 : mi 1.12 - alt. 36ft - Hanover Place/San Marino Restaurant
5 : mi 1.76 - alt. 59ft - Wearmouth Bridge
6 : mi 2.05 - alt. 56ft - Wearmouth Bridge/Bonner's Field
7 : mi 2.95 - alt. 52ft - Petrol Station
A : mi 3.82 - alt. 16ft - Roker Pier
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