Wylam to Prudhoe

Wylam to Prudhoe


Alongside the River Tyne


  • From Wylam walk along the Wylam Wagonway, signed for Newburn; Stephenson’s Cottage is 1/2 mile away.
  • Re-trace your steps back to Wylam and remain on the footpath to Prudhoe, crossing Hagg Bank bridge (one of the first bowedarched bridges to be built anywhere in the world).
  • Visit Prudhoe Castle and return to Wylam using the Tyne Valley railway line.


  • George Stephenson’s Cottage (National Trust)
  • Historic bowed-arched railway bridge at Wylam
  • Prudhoe’s Norman castle (English Heritage)
  • Riverside walks
  • World’s oldest working railway station at Wylam

Nearby attractions

  • Cherryburn: Thomas Bewick Birthplace (National Trust)
  • Corbridge market town
  • Corbridge Roman Site (Corstopitum) (English Heritage)
  • Dilston Physic Garden Ltd
  • Fifiefofum Fine Art Gallery (Newton)
  • Gibside (National Trust)
  • Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon-on-the-Wall
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Hexham Old Gaol
  • Ryton Willows
  • Tyne Riverside Country Park
  • Wylam Railway Station
Route image: 
Route type: 
Linear walk
3 1/2 miles
Estimated walk time: 
2 1/2 hours plus visiting time
Suggested start/finish: 
Wylam car park (Grid Ref: NZ 120 646)
Tourist information: 
Tourist Information point at Prudhoe Waterworld Tel: 01661 833144
Public transport: 
Hadrian’s Wall Country Line, Wylam and Prudhoe railway stations; 684 bus service, Newcastle- Throckley-Ovington/ Hexham
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer sheet 316 Newcastle upon Tyne
Places to eat and drink: 
Wylam has plenty of cafés, restaurants and pubs, including a micro brewery
Other walks in this area: 
Tyne Valley Train Trails linking Wylam with Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Riding Mill, Corbridge and Hexham railway stations, Derwent Walk (Consett). (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)
Share this: 

In this section