Waljar one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wallsend and Jarrow.

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Grid Ref NZ3002266189
Lat / Lon 54.98940° / -1.53236°
Easting / Northing 430,022E / 566,189N
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Grid Ref NZ3251365096
Lat / Lon 54.97942° / -1.49355°
Easting / Northing 432,513E / 565,096N
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Waljar One's land is

Green urban 2.2%
Urban 93.4%
Water 4.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



06 May 2024 Spring

A good little urban walk taking in the nearby post-industrial riverside of the Tyne, as well as the gorgeous pedestrian Tyne Tunnel.

Opened in 1951, heralded as a contribution to the Festival of Britain, this was Britain's first purpose-built cycling tunnel. The tunnels are over 60 years old and are Grade II listed buildings. The escalators are currently being refurbished so can only be used as stairs. There are lifts at both ends, however, anyone with access needs should check to make sure these are in order.

I would walk this again. It is reasonably safe and accurate, with some access issues which will be resolved once work in the tunnel is complete.

A straightforward route, one set of stairs on a pathway near the start, but this can be avoided if needs be.

Philip Le Marquand

24 Jun 2022 Summer

I walked from Jarrow to Wallsend. This was a not unpleasant walk - with a couple of pleasing views in amongst the industrial and post industrial landscape.
I walked down the (non working) escalator down to be avoided for those with vertigo. The walk through the tunnel felt shorter than I was expecting. At the other end the lift was efficient and clean.
The rest of the route was on pavements alongside roads, then along a section of cycleway.
I would say this route seems accesible.

Hiking Historian

29 May 2022 Spring

A good urban route, and accessible to all.

Starting and ending at locations with good transport links and nearby shops, the route uses pavements and the foot/cyclepath of Hadrian's Way, on the old waggonway. Ramps at all road crossings, and, at the Jarrow tunnel, a lift (the escalators are out of order both ends).

A couple of shops and a garage along the way if you need refreshments. Otherwise it's a shortish crossriver walk through urban and industrial areas.

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