What better way to spend a rainy morning than searching for trains in Wetheral!

This is a short, easy walk manageable for all ages and pram accessible. This loop is approximately 1.2 miles, there is the option to extend the walk into Wetheral village, which I will do when I have all the children with me – the boys were very sad they missed the trains this morning. 

There is parking in the centre of Wetheral village, however there is also a small area where you can park which is situated opposite Plains Road and over Steele Bank, you can see the Wetheral sign from the roadside. The footpath from here will take you directly to Wetheral train station. Follow the footpath and continue over the viaduct. If you time it right the trains pass you and are very close!! You can follow the path along to Great Corby where you cross the train track and continue following the footpath (it is signposted). 

From here you go through some wonderful woods. Walk through the woods and you reach a gate, take a right when you get to the gates and you have reached the centre of Great Corby village. You continue to walk through some of Great Corby village (there is a lovely play park on your left for a picnic and play) and you will soon see the Great Corby train track that you crossed earlier. If you then go back on yourself you will return to your start point. 

There are so many lovely things to see and do in Great Corby and Wetheral and you could easily extend this walk and enjoy some lunch before returning to your car.

This is a great walk for a miserable day, much of it is covered or sheltered and there are plenty of things to entertain the children.

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