Bede' Way Walk Section 5 - Whitburn to Seaburn Park

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

Technical sheet
No. 17675599
A Tyne and Wear walk posted on 05/12/21 by sarahhcfe. Update : 25/04/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 2.18km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 6m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 23m
Highest point Highest point : 30m
Lowest point Lowest point : 6m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tyne and Wear
Starting point Starting point : N 54.9495° / W 1.366754°
Ending point Ending point : N 54.931111° / W 1.367468°
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Boats at Whitburn The Stack at Seaburn Boats at Whitburn

Description

(D) From Whitburn Hall, turn off Front Street onto Church Lane and walk past the church.
At the end of the lane follow the public footpath which borders Cotherstone Park towards the coast road. Alterantively you can walk through the park.

(1) On reaching Whitburn Bents Road (A183), cross the road and turn right following the pavement. Alternatively, you can follow the cliff-top path.

(2) You will pass Morrisons, the amusement arcade, and the Stack (restaurants) on your right.

(3) Continue walking along the path in a southerly direction, you will then pass the Seaburn Grand Hotel on your left. Stay on the path crossing the roundabout.
This section finishes at Seaburn Park on your left and the White Lighthouse on your right. (A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 29m - Whitburn Hall, Front Street
1 : km 0.74 - alt. 9m - A183/Whitburn Bents Car Park
2 : km 1.45 - alt. 6m - Morrisons
3 : km 1.9 - alt. 8m - Seaburn Grand Hotel
A : km 2.18 - alt. 12m - White Lighhouse/Seaburn Park

Useful Information

  • Transport: Park in Whitburn Bents Car Park or take the E1 bus (Sunderland/South Shields) to the car park. From here walk up the coast road and turn right into Front Street to begin the walk at Whitburn Hall. The E6 bus stops next to Whitburn Hall. If you only do this one section, return to the car park on foot is possible, if you reach St Peter's catch the E1 bus back to the start.
  • Facilities: There are toilets on Seaburn Seafront, at Morrisons and at the Stack where you will find street food stalls. There are other restaurants and kiosks near the Stack.
  • Accessibility: This entire route is accessible as it follows pavement along the route, however there is a kissing gate at the end of the footpath from Church Lane to the coast road so anyone unable to use this would need to walk through the 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

  • Whitburn/Seaburn Beaches
  • Cotherstone Park (Whitburn) (1)
  • The Stack (Seaburn) (2)
  • White Lighthouse (Seaburn)

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