Plessey Woods Viaduct

Bridge Cramlington Northumberland

Plessey Woods Viaduct

Bridge In Cramlington, Northumberland

A very well hidden stone viaduct spanning the River Blyth at Plessey Woods for the East Coast Main Line.

If you down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. No it's not a teddy bears' picnic, but a viaduct over the River Blyth.

I've been on a saunter along the river in Plessey Woods numerous times, but mustn't have walked far enough to find this beautiful viaduct for the East Coast Main Line Service. I actually caught my first glimpse of at the start of the year on a walk from the Cramlington Windmill towards Shotton.

It's usually well hidden by the trees both from the woods floor and at the top of the bank where I was walking. The only way to get a good photo was to send up Red5. (Obviously keeping well away from the tracks and using zoom to get a closer look).

Initially the trains crossed the river using a wooden trestle bridge which was spanned in 1847. Then a few years later, Robert Stephenson designed these lovely stone viaducts which were installed in 1849-1850.

If you do want to see the viaduct for your own eyes, then best to go in the winter when you will be able to see better through the trees.

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Park along the road by Cramlington Windmill, then head west along a public footpath towards the railway line. Walk alongside the railway until you come to a public crossing. Cross over and just follow the path as it hugs the train line. You will eventually come to an open area where you can see the viaduct.

Simon Hawkins

Place contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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