We are looking for volunteers for a series of litter picks on the Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route in Durham. These are being run as part of Durham County Council’s "Big Spring Clean".
Last week our volunteers worked with local residents for the first of the series of litter picks, alongside employees from the Co-op, local Councillors, Durham County Councils Clean and Green Team and Community Wardens.
The clean-up focused on the Birtley to Pelton section of the path, and there will be a further five litter picks on the following dates which will run from 10am until 12 noon:
- 8 March – A693 to Shield Row
- 25 March – Shield Row to Kyo Lane
- 28 March – Kyo lane to Greencroft Industrial Estate
- 4 April – Stonyheap Lane to A692, Consett
- 12 April - A692 Consett to Hounsgill Viaduct
For more details of meeting points and to register your attendance please visit our Facebook page.
Our volunteer coordinator Sarah Donnelly said:
“It was great to see so many people turn out in the sunshine and showers today to help us to litter pick this space. Thousands of people use this track each year and by removing the rubbish we have made it a nicer place for people to walk and cycle along. Please come along and join us for the next litter picks. Together we will really make a difference to this local area”.
The C2C cycle and walking route runs 140 miles from Whitehaven to Sunderland and we manage the majority of the traffic free sections between Washington and Consett.