Area: Tyne and Wear

! Gateshead KEY
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The Category Gateshead is a subset of Tyne and Wear.

 

The following Gateshead Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Derwent Valley U3A

- Dunston U3A

! North Tyneside KEY
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The Category North Tyneside is a subset of Tyne and Wear.

 

The following North Tyneside Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - North Tyneside

! South Tyneside KEY
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The Category South Tyneside is a subset of Tyne and Wear.

 

The following South Tyneside Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bede of Jarrow U3A

- Boldon & District U3A

- Caer Urfa South Shields U3A

! Sunderland KEY
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The Category Sunderland is a subset of Tyne and Wear.

 

The following Sunderland Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Sunderland

- Washington U3A

*Active Newcastle - Walking
Overview

'City Walking ... Fell Walking ... Nordic Walking ... Orienteering ... Race Walking ... Rambling'

Description from

Newcastle City Council

*Gateshead Countryside Sites
Overview

'Did you know there are over 20 countryside sites in Gateshead including ancient meadows and woodlands? There are also new sites reclaimed form the ashes of our industrial past and sites that are important in the story of Gateshead. Find out where these sites are and what you can do when you get there ...'

Description from

Gateshead Council

*Houghton and District Ramblers
Overview

'Founded on the 16th October 1975 as Bursgreen Ramblers. The name was changed in 2004. We organise walks in County Durham, Weardale, Northumberland, North Yorks, The Lake District, Cumbria & Teesdale ... Houghton & District Ramblers is a independent group. It is not necessary to be a member of the RA to be a member of H&DR but many members are.'

*Newcastle & District CHA HF Rambling Club
Overview

'This is one of the oldest Rambling Clubs in the country, with a continuous history since 1902. Originally we were a local group of two organisations: CHA - once the "Co-operative Holidays Association" - now Countrywide Holidays taken over by Ramblers Holidays; HF - once “Holidays Fellowship” - now HF Holidays. Ramblers Holidays and HF Holidays still provide walking holidays or special interest holidays in Great Britain and abroad. '

*Phoenix Walking Club
Overview

'Welcome to the website of The Phoenix Walking Club. We are based in North Tyneside and are a very active club. We have around 420 members. Every six days, so it isn't the same day each week, we hire two 53 seater coaches to take us to our destination where a choice of walks between 8 to 16 miles will be available.'

*Red Kite Ramblers
Overview

'We are a walking club located in the North East of England close to Newcastle upon Tyne. We run a walking programme with planned walks every other Saturday throughout the year.'

*Saltwell Park
Size (acreage)55
Overview

'Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain's best park. Some of its facilities include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, a maze, educational centre and of course the stunning Saltwell Tower.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Friends of Saltwell Park | Saltwell Park [Gateshead Council]

*South Tyneside Council
Overview

'There are many leaflets available providing more information about the sites of wildlife interest and walks within South Tyneside ... '

*St Edward's ABC Fellwalkers
Overview

'We are an all-weather, all-year round walking club based on northeast Tyneside.  Walks take place every other Saturday in areas such as Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria, Scotland, and both the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. There is usually a choice of four walks, which vary in distance and height to cater for the individual walkers requirements.'

*Sunderland Walking Club
Overview

'We aim to offer walks with a coach provided every second Sunday, and on a Saturday once a month, In addition, we offer walks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Saturdays using cars or public transport.'

*Tyne Riverside Country Park
Size (acreage)150
Overview

'Covers about 60 hectares of land, with miles of footpaths and bridleway that allow you to explore the park and wider countryside. The landscape in the Park is made up of farmland, woodland and grassland areas ... Hadrian's Wall Path also runs through the Park so there is scope for continuing your walk along this Path.'

See also

Tyne Riverside Country Park [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

*Tyneside Walking & Social Group
Overview

'We are a walking and outdoor activities group based on Tyneside. The Group was formerly Newcastle local YHA group. We regularly walk in the Northumberland and Durham area, usually on Sundays; the walks are between 7 and 12 miles.'

*Visit NewcastleGateshead
Overview

'Perfect for visitors to NewcastleGateshead as you can explore the city on foot taking in the best sights, attractions, buildings and monuments. The guides are also great for locals, who want to discover more about the place where they live ... The walks start and end at a Metro station, so they are always easy to get to and find.'

*Washington Wetland Centre
Overview

'Discover more about the fascinating wild flora and fauna of WWT Washington by joining us for a 'walk with a warden".'

*Weetslade Country Park
Size (acreage)100
Overview

'A former colliery site, this reserve has been extensively landscaped to create a wildlife haven on the edge of the city with a hill, grassland, scrub, reedbed and woodland areas ... Many paths are accessible for wheelchair users.'

Bede's Way
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Bede's Way has been devised to link the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Peter's in Wearmouth and St Paul's in Jarrow. Today the route follows a safe and enjoyable path through the Great North Forest, covering twelve miles of rich landscape, delightful seascape, rolling hills and meandering streams.'

Description from

The Jarrow Team Ministry

See also

Bede's Way Walk  [St Peter's Wearmouth]

Chopwell Wood Trails
Size (acreage)890
Overview

'Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead. Miles of paths allow fantastic access, walking and cycling into the heart of this fascinating woodland.'

Description from

Forestry England

Durham Heritage Coastal Footpath
Distance (miles)11
Overview

''From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England ... '

England Coast Path - South Bents to Amble
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'People will be able to explore the coast around the river Tyne and into Northumberland, linking the wild beaches and dunes of Druridge Bay to seaside resorts such as Whitley Bay and ports like North Shields further south.'

Gateshead's Great Outdoors
Overview

'FREE led walks taking place across the borough - come and Get Walking in Gateshead!'

Description from

Gateshead Council

Hadrian's Wall Path
Distance (miles)84
Overview

'An unbroken 84-mile signposted trail stretching from coast-to-coast, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-solway in the west.'

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National Trails

Herrington Country Park Art and Sculpture Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Herrington Country Park is located on Chester Road, opposite Penshaw Monument. The park was developed from a former colliery site, and many of the art and sculpture pieces represent the link to its mining history.'

Description from

See it Do it Sunderland

Newcastle Explore Heritage
Overview

'We have produced several leaflets that will help you enjoy the heritage of Newcastle: Explore Heritage: Newcastle Gateshead; Explore Heritage: The Victoria Tunnel; Explore Heritage: Old Newcastle; Explore Heritage: Blackfriars.'

Description from

Newcastle City Council

North Tyneside Heritage Walks and Trails
Overview

'The best way to explore the fascinating history of North Tyneside is on foot. A number of walks are available to download ...'

Description from

North Tyneside Council

North Tyneside Waggonways Walks
Overview

'The historic 19th century Waggonways network was once used to haul coal to ships on the River Tyne from dozens of coal mines in the borough, but had fallen into disrepair over many years. In 2000 North Tyneside Council successfully bid for over £2m worth of funding to transform more than 30 miles of routes as part of the Government's Liveability Fund. The former haulage routes were transformed into a welcoming and accessible community leisure, travel and learning resource.'

North Tyneside Walking
Overview

'This website arose following the publication in leaflet form of seven North Tyneside "heritage" walks by North Tyneside Council and other interested parties. These seven walks form the centrepiece of this website and are intended to give the reader a taste of many of the "historical" facets of North Tyneside ...'

Description from

Geoff Holland

Red Kite Trail
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Circular walking route through the beautiful countryside of the lower Derwent Valley in Gateshead and County Durham, where there are many opportunities to see magnificent red kites and a variety of other wildlife.'

River Don Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Walk along the banks of the River Don from the River Tyne at Jarrow to West Boldon'

Description from

South Tyneside Council

Roker Beach to Beamish Trail
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'Starts on the seafront at Roker in Sunderland and travels inland to the pretty village of Beamish ... Largely traffic free with some short on road sections. No hills, but there is a climb on the section beside Sunderland Enterprise Park.'

Description from

Sustrans

South Tyneside Coastal Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Walk along the coast between the River Tyne and Whitburn Bents passing Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse.'

Description from

South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'South Tyneside Heritage Trail is a walking route designed to help you explore aspects of the Borough's incredibly rich and diverse heritage. The trail follows a route of roughly 26 miles passing through most of the towns and villages, which make up the Borough. It takes you through a variety of landscapes, from rugged coastline and farmland to reclaimed industrial sites and busy streets where people go about their daily living ...'

Description from

South Tyneside Council

St Peter's Sculpture Trail
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C2C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and present.'

Description from

See It Do It Sunderland

Sunderland Heritage Trails
Overview

'Sunderland is steeped in history with many hidden treasures to discover. The historic and natural environment can have a positive effect on both mental and physical wellbeing. Why not give yourself a boost, get outside, get active and reconnect with history and nature with Sunderland City Council's heritage walks?'

Description from

Sunderland City Council

Tyne and Wear Joint Local Access Forum
Overview

'An independent body with an interest in public rights of way and access to the countryside in our area. The Forum meets four times a year and new members are welcome.'

Weardale Way
Distance (miles)77
Overview

'The Way follows principally the meandering line of the Wear River either from its mouth at Sunderland to close to its source in the North Pennines at Killhope or it can be walked in the opposite direction travelling in a general NE direction.'

Description from

The Durham Cow

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