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Waggonways

The historic 19th century Waggonways network was once used to haul coal to ships on the River Tyne from dozens of coal mines in the borough, but had fallen into disrepair over many years.

In 2000 North Tyneside Council successfully bid for over £2m worth of funding to transform more than 30 miles of routes as part of the Government's Liveability Fund.

The former haulage routes were transformed into a welcoming and accessible community leisure, travel and learning resource.

To help you explore North Tyneside's Waggonways, a series of walks and cycle brochures are available to download. Click here to view the Historic Waggonways page on the North Tyneside Council website. Once on it, look out for the many links at the foot of the page to Waggonway routes in the borough.

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