Whinew one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Whickham and Newcastle.

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) No (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

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Grid Ref NZ2045961242
Lat / Lon 54.94543° / -1.68216°
Easting / Northing 420,459E / 561,242N
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Grid Ref NZ2467563906
Lat / Lon 54.96918° / -1.61611°
Easting / Northing 424,675E / 563,906N
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Whinew One's land is

Green urban 7.4%
Urban 85.6%
Water 7.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



13 Nov 2022 Autumn

Full disclosure I did the first part from Whickham to Dunston, (the junction of Wellington Road and St Omers Road) the previous day as it shares the route with Whigat one and Whinew two.
The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars was the use of the steps at the Newcastle end of the Redheugh Bridge when a few metres the other side of Jurys Inn Hotel is a much easier route.
I walked this section from Newcastle - my only problem was my vertigo which may not be an issue for others. I felt quite safe apart from that despite the traffic travelling at 50mph on the other side of the railings.
Getting from the bridge down to the river bank was better than I thought it would be and the walk along the river was fine. You then cross a new housing development to road and follow road crossing the River Team. There follows a section of urban street walking if you'll forgive the phrase which turns into industrial units and then post industrial waste land. The path becomes more rugged before turning up the very steep hill to Whickham. Once you reach the top then its an urban walk past houses and mainly the back of shops before you reach the main street. There is a short section of attractive graveyard and some good views across the Tyne.

Marion Frankland

03 Jun 2021 Spring

Did not feel safe the first part of this route, as it goes over one of the busy road bridges. Although you have a barrier between you and the road, you are sharing a narrow space with cyclists. Once down beside the river, and onwards it was a pleasant enough walk.

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