Bede's Way Walk Section 6 - Seaburn Park to St Peter's Church

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.

Technical sheet
No. 17678779
A Tyne and Wear walk posted on 05/12/21 by sarahhcfe. Update : 07/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h45[?]
Distance Distance : 2.45km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 10m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 4m
Highest point Highest point : 22m
Lowest point Lowest point : 12m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tyne and Wear
Starting point Starting point : N 54.931163° / W 1.367447°
Ending point Ending point : N 54.913123° / W 1.375336°
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Description

(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

  • Transport: There is parking on the roadside at Seaburn and at Dykelands Road behind the Stack. As this is a relatively short walk you can retrace your steps. The E1 bus connects Sunderland town centre with the coast road. This departs from Roker Avenue/Stansfield Street. Exit the church by the traffic lights, cross the road and walk past Dame Dorothy School, turn right onto Roker Avenue and walk to the junction of Stansfield Street. This bus stops at the Old Tram Stop for Seaburn Park, Morrisons for the car park and Whitburn if you have combined stages 5 and 6.
  • Facilities: . There are plenty of cafes here. There are toilets down on the promenade at Seaburn and Roker and further toilets in Roker Park. There are no further toilets or cafes after the Cafe Bungalow.
  • Accessibility: This route follows tarmac pavements and is suitable for all.

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

  • Enjoy the coastal views,
  • Visit Roker Park.
  • Visit the National Glass Centre.
  • Visit St Peter's Church.

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