GatesheadHebburn

Gatheb one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

177m

Descent

197m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Gateshead and Hebburn.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Gateshead and Hebburn.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

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Start and end points

Gateshead
Grid Ref NZ2548763069
Lat / Lon 54.96161° / -1.60350°
Easting / Northing 425,487E / 563,069N
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Hebburn
Grid Ref NZ3078264645
Lat / Lon 54.97548° / -1.52064°
Easting / Northing 430,782E / 564,645N
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Gatheb One's land is

Green urban 40.5%
Urban 51.4%
Water 8.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Inta147

05 Feb 2022 Winter

Great family friendly route with great views along the Tyne.
Pub based facilities at middle and both ends.
Easily extended to Newcastle or South Shields from either end of the walk.
Could even extend to Tynemouth catching ferry back to start.


Philip Le Marquand

25 Jan 2022 Winter

This is a good route. Mostly tarmac paths which are well signed as a cycleway.


Maddy Churchhouse

19 May 2021 Spring

GatesHeb one starts with a steep downhill through Gateshead centre. After this is relatively flat until a shallow rise at the end towards Hebburn. Follows a cycle route throughout with some short road sections along pavement.

Most of the route is along the river through trees and parks, with good views over the Tyne. Beginning and end sections are more urban and also pass through industrial estates. Easy access to pubs directly on route including The Wardley in Bill Quay.

Cracked and poorly maintained sections of cycle path would make this difficult but not impossible with a wheelchair. It would still be quite managable with a buggy.

Modifications (see photos):
1. Where the route tells you to head left towards river beneath a metal yellow arch, this is a dead end. Instead follow the cycle path signs on the right.
2. At path junction by lamppost, you can take the left fork, but it becomes much steeper and not buggy/wheelchair accessible.
3. A short diversion off the riverside path at Pelaw takes you through Bill Quay Community farm and see the pigs, sheep and goats.
4. Multiple options towards the end for footpaths through Riverside Park are all usable.


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