Good news for walkers between Ovingham and Wylam.
For years getting past the old pumping station on foot has been hazardous to say the least.
Blind bends, no footpath, overgrown hedges, telegraph poles hard up against the road, fast traffic.
Thanks to work recently completed work by the county council, pedestrians can now safely circumvent this corner by using a newly formed footpath. The path follows a route which takes you south of the pumping station. It's not hard surfaced, it's not got street lights ... but hey ... there are no vehicles whizzing past within millimetres at great speed.
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