Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

History - and More Than Just Railways; Walk: Darlington (West) Distance: 43/4 Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

History - and More Than Just Railways; Walk: Darlington (West) Distance: 43/4 Miles

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DARLINGTON'S place in railway history is well known, but there are any number of other interesting features around the town.

Starting from High Row in the centre of Darlington we make our way into Posthouse Wynd and continue to the junction with Skinnergate.

After walking a few yards to the right we turn left into Duke Street and cross Larchfield Street to reach the junction with Stanhope Road.

Stanhope Gardens is on our right before we pass the buildings of Darlington Sixth Form College to walk along Abbey Road.

After crossing Cleveland Avenue there are sports fields on our left as we continue past schools on the left to reach the junction with Carmel Road.

As we bear left, Hummersknott Avenue is across on our right and we use the pedestrian crossing to continue for a few yards before turning right along Cemetery Lane.

Our pathway follows the line of woodland with the town's West Cemetery beyond the brick wall on our left and we soon reach Baydale Road.

Crossing directly ahead into Wycliffe Way we walk down the slope towards Hummersknott Academy to turn right along Edinburgh Drive.

We then turn left on a pathway with a wooden fence on our right and metal railings alongside on our left.

At the split in the path we bear to the right through woodland and soon reach the public road at Launiston Close where we walk ahead to the roundabout at the junction with Grange Avenue.

Within yards we turn right along Nunnery Lane and make our way up the slope towards Wilton Lodge.

Crossing Wilton Drive we pass Wilton Lodge (on our right) to follow Nunnery Lane down the slope past the Carmelite Chapel and Convent (right).

The impressive frontage of apartments at Abbey Springs lines the right hand side as we reach the junction with Carmel Road and at this point we turn right for a few yards to reach Milbank Road. …

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