Park in the street by the entrance to the railway yard. The rare lead-effected plants around the station are worth looking for here, and then walk up to view the River South Tyne.
Cross the bridge over the river, looking for water birds like Dipper and Grey Wagtail, with Common Sandpiper in summer.
Check the nestboxes in the wood just off the track. Summer migrants are likely.
The fields around the railway are ideal for a mixture of breeding waders. Look out for Black Grouse, as a lek is found close to the railway and road.
Cross the bridge over the river, leaving the South Tyne Trail and walk back via the minor road. Keep checking for farm birds along the way and ensure you view the nearby hills for soaring raptors, which could be seen and are a joy to watch.