Photos of Newcastle

Walking the River Tyne Westwards Project

8 Seperate walks taken over three years covering the length of River Tyne between Newcastle and Hexham. All the walks linked below are guided with photos, maps and text if you fancy getting a bit of fresh air.

Newcastle's Bridges    Part 1 is Newcastle Quayside to Lemington Point(link) a distance of around 4 miles. Vickers Armstrong works and other factories meant I had to come away from the Tyne up onto Scotswood Road for a large stretch of this walk.

    Part 1 - Newcastle Quayside to Lemington

    Part 2 is Lemington Point to Newburn. A two and a half mile walk taking in Newburn Haugh. The Newburn Industrial estate means you have to come away from the river again for a short stretch.

    Part 2 - Lemington Point to Newburn

Tyne Riverside Country Park at Newburn    Part 3 is Newburn to Wylam. Around a three mile walk starting at the Newburn Riverside Park and the first opportunity to stick to the river all the way without any factories getting in the way.

    Part 3 - Newburn to Wylam

Points Bridge    Part 4 is Wylam to Ovingham which is a pleasant stroll along a good flat path for most of the way.

    Part 4 - Wylam to Ovingham

Bywell Bridge    Part 5 is from Ovingham to Bywell passing through Prudhoe and Stocksfield.

    Part 5 - Ovingham to Bywell

Part 6 is between the villages of Bywell and Riding Mill passing through Stocksfield, Broomleyhope Wood, Broomley and then passing through Whiteside Wood into Riding Mill.

Part 7 is Riding Mill to Corbridge passing through Farnley Scar

Part 7 - Riding Mill to Corbridge

Part 8 is Corbridge to Hexham passing through Dilston, Park Wood and Halfmile Wood.

Part 8 - Corbridge to Hexham


Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you so much for this wonderful website and fantastic photographs. I lived in Newcastle in the ninties and it was the best time of my life. I studied Medicine at NCL University and worked at South Tyneside General Hospital. I came back home to kuwait in 2000 and I miss Newcastle so much. I can not thank you enough for the joy you brought to me by just looking at your photos.

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ILuvNUFC said...

You are most welcome. I'm glad that you enjoy this website. Most of all I'm glad that you enjoyed your time here in Newcastle.