The start is at Derwenthaugh park, Swalwell Cricket Club, NE21 6JA.

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Join the A1, heading towards Metrocentre.
On the A1 (Both Directions), take Junction 73 and head towards Consett, Newcastle and Blaydon.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Derwenthaugh Road/ A694.
Follow the A694 for half a mile, and the Cricket Club entrance will appear on your left-hand side.

There is no parking at Swalwell Cricket Club and limited parking throughout the Derwenthaugh Valley. You can choose to walk or cycle to the venue, however the easiest option would be to use the drop-off facility at the cricket club. Cars will be permitted through the one way system at the cricket club to drop participants off or get picked up.

By Public Transport

The start line is accessible by bus from Newcastle City Centre using the X45, X46 or X47 route ran by Go North East from Stand C at Eldon Square. These services run on Saturdays regularly and it is appropriate to exit the bus at the stop on Spa Well Road, turn left and walk a short distance before turning right at the Cricket Club entrance.

You can find out more about the route and download gpx route files here