Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

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Hardwick Park is a very pleasant park close to Sedgefield on the A177 Durham to Stockton road. There is ample free parking on site with accessible parking bays. There is a visitor centre, cafe, and accessible toilets. There are several routes around the park varying in length, but all offer lovely views of the lakes, archaeological remains and surrounding countryside.

Surveyed by: Alison Rae, December 2011 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.8 km

Public Transport: Nearest bus stop is on Sedgefield High Street which is 1/2 mile walk to Hardwick Park. Call Traveline 0870 200 2233 for more details
Car Park: There is a large car park with 12 accessible bays available
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There are accessible toilets in the Visitor Centre

Full Profile

There is an information board with a map of the routes available around the Park

Information There is an information board with a map of the routes available around the Park

 

Accessible toilets

 

Accessible toilets

 

Cafe

Turn left over this boardwalk area

Start Turn left over this boardwalk area

The surface of the path is compacted with loose small stones and is wide

Surface The surface of the path is compacted with loose small stones and is wide

Take the left hand path here to stay on a level pathway

Direction Take the left hand path here to stay on a level pathway

There is a view of the Gothic Ruin from the lower path

Feature of Interest There is a view of the Gothic Ruin from the lower path

 

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The path continues on ahead for a longer walk, this route turned left across the small bridge

Direction The path continues on ahead for a longer walk, this route turned left across the small bridge

 

Seat

This path crosses another pathway, continue straight ahead

Direction This path crosses another pathway, continue straight ahead

There are picnic benches here

Seat There are picnic benches here

There is an information board here

Information There is an information board here

 

View

 

Path

Turn left at the seat  to proceed along the Fen Carr Boardwalk, the boardwalk is approximately 200 metres in lenght

Seat Turn left at the seat to proceed along the Fen Carr Boardwalk, the boardwalk is approximately 200 metres in lenght

There are some gaps of 20mm on the boardwak

Path There are some gaps of 20mm on the boardwak

There are a number of built in seats along the length of the boardwalk

Seat There are a number of built in seats along the length of the boardwalk

 

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View

Turn right off the boardwalk

Direction Turn right off the boardwalk

 

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Feature of Interest

 

Seat

The path goes along the Serpentine Bridge, there is a gradient of 11% on the ramp up the bridge

Gradient The path goes along the Serpentine Bridge, there is a gradient of 11% on the ramp up the bridge

Turn left off the bridge

Direction Turn left off the bridge

 

Feature of Interest

 

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Feature of Interest

 

Feature of Interest

Continue along the path and turn right at the fork to go back towards the Visitor Centre

Direction Continue along the path and turn right at the fork to go back towards the Visitor Centre

Hardwick Park Phototrail

 

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Gate
Gradient
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Seat
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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
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Information
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Vertical Profile

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