This is really a 2-part location, with Hylton Viaduct as the separation line; with each part accessed from the same starting point.
Parking at W3W: ///served.only.live (or across the road in the other car park…) is free.
The car park is next to the burnt-out shell of the Golden Lion pub. You will also find the old ferry tethering post, and a small boat with a large rock in it, next to the car park.
If you don't have a car, South Hylton metro station is only about 500m away.
Other Points of Interest (POIs)
The Wear Hopper 36 is at W3W: ///party.reap.jabs
The Shipwrights pub is at W3W: ///then.horses.gifted
TOAL from W3W: ///arrow.drank.closed, or follow the public footpath further along the river bank and choose a spot to your liking.
The 2 anchors are at W3W: ///economies.prices.study – they lie either side of a path through the trees near the Golden Lion.
Hylton Viaduct is at W3W: ///storms.length.mole
There is a public footpath that goes under the bridge. Follow this path and you will come to the wreck of the Elegant II near the river bank. The last part of this short walk can be wet and muddy, wear appropriate footwear.
A useful TOAL spot is at W3W: ///curiosity.trim.swim – this gives line of sight to both the Elegant II and the viaduct.
For all POIs, watch out for birds and other wildlife.
Land owner permission requirements unknown.
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Co-ordinates: 54.90495, -1.456158 • what3words: ///oils.indoor.cotton