A North East Welcome: Beamish to Sunderland
C2C Day 6
Day 6 of our C2C winter ride across England and it should have been our last. The route guide says it is should be the easiest day, downhill almost all the way, but we stayed a little off route, had an unexpected struggle up Blackhill, near Consett and an an extended stop at Beamish, the excellent Open Air Living Museum of the North, to protest at the eviction of the Silksworth colliery miners. By the time we’d done all that and fixed another puncture it was already dark. The kids were ready to drop by the time we reached our accommodation at the Premier Inn, Sunderland, still four miles from the end of the route. You’ve got to know when you’re beat so we called it a day and decided to tackle the last few miles with fresh legs in the morning.
Beamish – a great introduction to industrial North East
A living museum and a living education
We seem to have walked into a strike
Beyond Beamish lies present day Sunderland
Industrial sculptures line the C2C route
One more puncture slows us down
And then it’s onto the route end..
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See more of our Winter Coast to Coast (C2C) Photo Journals
- Are you a purist or not bothered?
- Day 1: Setting Out: Workington to Cockermouth
- Day 2: Northern Lakes: Over Whinlatter and into Keswick
- Day 3: In the Shadow of Blencathra: Keswick to Penrith
- Day 4: Goodbye Lakes, Hello Pennines: Penrith to Hartside Summit and Alston
- Day 5: Over the Pennines: Nenthead to Allenhead and onto Consett
- Day 6: Welcome to the North East: Consett to Beamish & Sunderland
- Day 7: The end of the ride: Along the Wear in Sunderland