Bede's way is a walk linking the twin monastic sites of St Paul's in Jarrow and St Peter's at Monkwearmouth in Sunderland. The walk is split into 6 easily walked sections which can be walked individually or all together. So why not follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and explore the North East's religious heritage. This section begins at Seaburn Park before passing through Roker before finishing at St Peter's Church.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) Start the walk at the corner of Seaburn Park near the White Lighthouse.
Walk south on either the roadside footpath, or along the cliff top footpath next to the White Lighthouse until you reach the bridge over Roker Park Gorge.
(1) Continue along the coast road footpath until you reach the roundabout and Cafe Bungalow.
(2) Take the second exit into Harbour View. Continue along Harbour View, this will become Dame Dorothy Street. Cross the next roundabout.
(3) At the traffic lights turn left into St Peter's Churchyard. (A)
D : km 0 - alt. 12m - White Lighhouse/Seaburn Park
1 : km 0.62 - alt. 14m - Bridge of Roker Park Gorge
2 : km 1.12 - alt. 17m - Cafe Bungalow/Roundabout
3 : km 2.31 - alt. 21m - Dame Dorothy School Traffic Lights
A : km 2.45 - alt. 18m - St Peter's Church
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This riverside section of the England Coast Path follows the mouth of the Wear from Roker to Hendon finishing at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in the city centre. The Wear was famous for its shipbuilding, all now long gone, but its religious past and glass making industry are still present. Alongside new developments the changing face of Sunderland is very evident in this walk.
Bede's way is a 12 mile walk linking the twin monastic sites of St Paul's in Jarrow and St Peter's at Monkwearmouth in Sunderland. The walk is split into 6 easily walked sections which can be walked individually or all together. So why not follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and explore the North East's religious heritage. This section begins at Whitburn with a stroll through the village and into Cornthwaite Park before following the seafront to Seaburn Park
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