This section of the England Coast path takes in some amazing views of the Tyne from both the south and north banks. It begins at the historic Tynemouth Priory, follows the quays along North Shields, taking the ferry across to South Shields affording some great views back across the Tyne to Tynemouth Priory at the end of the walk.
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) From Tynemouth Priory (or Tynemouth Shore Car Park) walk down Pier Road past the Tynemouth Volunteer Lifebrigade Museum. Turn right at the bottom onto the promenade.
(1) Follow the promenade. The Collingwood Monument is to your right, walk up the path to visit the monument and then walk back down to the promenade. Continue along the promenade past the Low Lights Car Park, Mooring Buoy Artwork, and the Port Marker Buoy Artwork, keeping left along the shoreline to view the Fiddler's Green Fishermen's Memorial.
(2) On your right is Cliffords Fort which houses the Old Low Light community venue. Continue walking along the road and around the square lighthouse turning right sharply. You will find the entrance to the Old Low Light around the corner.
(3) At the junction turn left onto Union Quay, the North Shields Fish Quay. Continue walking along Union Quay until it becomes Bell Street. Look up to your right to view the Fish Quay High Lighthouse (you will need to look up the steps next to Dodgins Yard.
Continue down Bell Street. When you reach the end of the car park you will need to join the main footpath on the roadside into Liddle Street.
Continue past the Prince of Wales pub and the new housing developments on your left into Clive Street where you will find the ferry terminal.
(4) Take the ferry across the Tyne to South Shields.
As you exit the ferry terminal turn left and follow the path along the Tyne.
Cross the footbridge and keep left walking along the river edge passing the circular pavement, continue to the end of the promenade. On your left, you will see the Spirit of South Shields Sculpture (see link below). Cross the bridge, looking to your right you will see fleet (see link below).
At the end of the bridge, keep left following the river until the end of the car park.
(5) From the car park you will need to rejoin the road, walk along Wapping Street, this will become River Drive. When the road bends to the right, turn left at the South Shields Sailing Club building.
(6). At the end of the building, walk down the steps and across the slipway (there are signs here for the ECP.
Take the narrow sandy path around the boat yard walking around the back of the hotel.
(7) You can now walk to South Groyne Lighthouse. When you have visited this, retrace your steps to the corner of the hotel and turn left.
(8) Walk along the edge of the beach to the Conversation Piece (Weeblies) art installation. (See link below)
From here, continue walking along the promenade past the amusements until you reach the car park next to Gypsies Green Recreation Ground. (A)
D : km 0 - alt. 18m - Tynemouth Priory
1 : km 0.28 - alt. 9m - Tynemouth Volunteer Lifebrigade Museum
2 : km 1.4 - alt. 6m - Clifford's Fort/Old Low Light Community Centre
3 : km 1.75 - alt. 8m - North Shields Fish Quay
4 : km 2.82 - alt. 3m - North Shields Ferry Terminal
5 : km 4.31 - alt. 5m - Wapping Street
6 : km 5.22 - alt. 14m - South Shields Sailing Club
7 : km 5.46 - alt. 3m - South Groyne Lighthouse
8 : km 5.64 - alt. 3m - Weeblies
A : km 7.03 - alt. 7m - Sea Front Car Park
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There are so many things to do and see on this walk that it should be a day walk at least to take in some of the sights. Just the views across the Tyne are worth stopping for.
Spirit of South Shields Sculpture : https://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/art...
Fleet : https://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/art...
Conversation Piece (Weeblies) : https://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/art...
This short, flat walk is easy to do with children. It can be broken up with activities, but be aware there are no railings on the north side of the pier.
This section starts in the busy seaside town of South Shields and winds along the cliff tops to Souter Lighthouse (National Trust). The section starts on the South Shields promenade and then follows a gravel footpath suitable for cycles, wheelchairs and pushchairs. This then turns to a narrower footpath at Marsden roundabout, however there is an alternative pavement along the road for those who need a flatter surface.The route then passes Marsden Grotto and final arrives at Souter Lighthouse.
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 St Paul's and follows the River Don.
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 in South Shields and finishes at Whitburn Hall passing Cleadon Hills and Windmill.
This section begins at Souter Lighthouse and follows the England Coast Path through Whitburn and Seaburn to Roker. The England Coast Path itself runs along the cliff tops and is a narrow footpath from Souter Lighthouse to South Bents where it joins the main public footpath. From there, the promenade can be followed to Roker. The end of this section overlaps with the Weardale Way allowing walkers who have arrived from Weardale to continue their walk.
This section of the England Coast Path starts at St Mary's Lighthouse and follows the coast through Whitley Bay and Cullercoats finishing at Tynemouth Priory. The walk itself follows the cliff tops for some time and then the promenade. However for those requiring pavements, the first part of the walk can follow the road rather than the cliff tops. This walk can be done in either direction as a section of the England Coast Path (or as an out and back).
This is the section of the Angel's Way one of the Northern Saints' pilgrimage routes which starts in Holywell and ends in Backworth. This section is rural passing through agricultural land.
This can be combined with the previous section (Seaton Sluice to Holywell) or the next section (Backworth to Killingworth) for a longer walk.
This is a section of the Angel's Way. It starts in Backworth and follows a rural route passing the ruins of Burradon Tower. After that, it passes through Burradon, Camperdown and Killingworth finishing at the picturesque Killingworth Lake.
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