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Seasonal walk

Join us for a free guided walk to Penshaw Monument, to appreciate the changes each season brings.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

A ramble from Washington Old Hall to Penshaw Monument with walk leader Chris to take in the sights and sounds of the changing seasons. A chance to nourish body and mind, and notice nature - from spring blossom to autumn colour. Expect plenty of time to pause, appreciate the views and take some photos.

It's approximately 5 miles/8km to Penshaw Monument, with the option to visit Penshaw Tearoom, then walk back to Washington Old Hall with Chris (making it 10 miles/16km) or catch the Sunderland District Berries 2A bus to Washington.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for children aged 12+, must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet outside Washington Old Hall gates.

What to bring and wear

Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs and warm layers to suit changeable weather advised. Please bring a drink and remember cash or card if visiting the café or returning to Washington by bus.

Accessibility

Some steep inclines and steps, including Penshaw Hill.

Upcoming events

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Washington: Fact, Fiction and Folklore 

A multi-media exhibition to celebrate Washington’s past, both real and mythical, marking 60 years as a New Town.

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on
25 Apr to 23 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 13:00
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Time Bandits 

Bringing history to life at Washington Old Hall

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on
4 May 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
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Live music in the hall 

Local musicians make a visit to Washington Old Hall extra special.

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on
6 May to 8 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 14:00
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The Pantaloons present Robin Hood 

Innovative and rip-roaring outdoor theatre for all ages.

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on
26 Jul 2024
at
19:00 to 20:45