Angel's Way Short Walk - Gosforth to Newcastle (Haymarket)

This walk is part of the trek The Angel's Way : Seaton Sluice to Chester-le-Street.

This walk mixes the urban landscapes of Newcastle with the beautiful Jesmond Dene. Visit a ruined chapel, holy well and city centre museum to finish the walk.

Technical sheet
No. 18422059
A Tyne and Wear walk posted on 12/01/22 by sarahhcfe. Update : 25/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.85km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 14m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 9m
Highest point Highest point : 60m
Lowest point Lowest point : 37m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tyne and Wear
Starting point Starting point : N 55.006729° / W 1.602759°
Ending point Ending point : N 54.977656° / W 1.61371°
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Description

(D) From Brandling Villa, cross the bridge over Oseburn then turn right into Freeman Road.

(1) Take the footpath opposite Lilburn Gardens, this is clearly signed River Tyne and with the Northern Saints Trail marker. This footpath follows the course of Ouseburn into Jesmond Dene.

(2) Keep to the lower path along the northern edge of Ouseburn. When you reach Castle Farm Road bridge, take the steps up and then back down at the other side of the bridge following the Northern Saints Trail marker. You will come to Jesmond Dene Falls and the Old Mill, cross the bridge over Ouseburnand turn left past the toilets. At the far side of the picnic area, cross the bridge and continue following the footpath along the north side of Ouseburn again. This becomes Red Walk. If you continue to follow Red Walk, you will need to climb the steps at the bridge and cross back over Red Walk and Ouseburn, if you take the upper footpath, this will continue at the same level as the bridge.

(3) When you have crossed the bridge, turn left and walk around the back of the Banqueting Hall. This footpath will take you under Jesmond Dene Road and through a wooded area containing the ruins of St Mary's Chapel. When you emerge onto Reid Park Road, turn left and then right into The Grove. This road will become a footpath passing St Mary;s Well. At the end of The Grove, turn left Osborne Terrace.

(4) Continue down Osborne Road until you reach Clayton Road, cross the railway bridge and then turn left into Eslington Terrace. Continue until you reach Jesmond Metro Station.

(5) Follow the footpath around the back of Jesmond Metro Station, pass Jesmond Parish Church and tennis courts on your right, then walk under the central motorway turning left into Jesmond Road West at the other side of the motorway. At the end of Jesmond Road West join the cycle path towards the city centre. You will pass Newcastle Civic Centre, The Renwick War Memorial, 1914 Statue, Civic Centre Gardens and St Thomas' Chcurch. Behond this is the Haymarket Metro Station where the walk ends (A).

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 46m - The Brandling Villa
1 : km 0.26 - alt. 55m - Lilburn Gardens
2 : km 1.23 - alt. 48m - Jesmond Dene Falls/Mill
3 : km 2 - alt. 42m - Bridge over Red Walk
4 : km 3.58 - alt. 55m - Osborne Road/Clayton Road Junction
5 : km 3.97 - alt. 51m - Jesmond Metro Station
A : km 4.85 - alt. 51m - Haymarket Metro

Useful Information

  • Transport: Park in Newcastle city centre and take the metro to South Gosforth. The walk ends at the Haymarket Metro/Bus Station.
  • Facilities: The walk starts at the Brandling Villa. There are toilets on the route in Jesmond Dene and numerous bars, cafes and resturauants in Newcastle City Centre at the end of the walk.
  • Accessibility: There are steps in Jesmond Dene, it is possible to find a route without steps around the northern edge of the dene via Paddy Freeman's Park

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Jesmond Dene - this can be explored further rathan than just following the path.
  • St Mary's Chapel and Well (The Grove, Jesmond)
  • Great North Museum
  • Civic Centre Gardens
  • St Thomas' Church and War Memorials

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