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New Markers Improve Popular Walking Route

Linnet Way, the five-mile linear route that runs from Brockley Whins Metro Station to Marsden Grotto, is to be improved thanks to additional funding.

The route was established by South Tyneside Council and the Countryside Agency as part of the Greenways Project, and is considered to be important to the development of the Great North Forest.

The additional funding, which has been secured through the Countryside Agency and The Customs House, will help to develop high quality markers along the route.

The Linnet Way project has involved Ruth Taylor, Groundwork South Tyneside and community walking group "The Mad Hatters", as well as local sculptor Jim Roberts who has produced two steel sculptor/way markers.

One of the way markers will be installed at the Linnet Way/West Harton Mineral Line junction, and the other near Cleadon Water Tower.

For further information contact Kevin Vigars on 424 7498 or e-mail


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