Whitley BayTynemouth

Whityn one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.

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Whitley Bay
Grid Ref NZ3571471880
Lat / Lon 55.04016° / -1.44270°
Easting / Northing 435,714E / 571,880N
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Grid Ref NZ3681269395
Lat / Lon 55.01776° / -1.42582°
Easting / Northing 436,813E / 569,395N
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Whityn One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Slow Ways Darren

19 Sep 2021 Summer

Whityn One is a very easy to follow flat route which links the two Metro stations of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. The walk is on the pavement and is paved all the way.

There are great cafés, pubs and restaurants at each end in both Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.

This route follows the quite busy coast road for approximately 2 km which fits with the Slow Ways methodology of being well lit, and reasonably direct. However, taking the main road would miss out on some of the amazing views of this coastal walk.

I'd highly recommend heading down the quite steep paths onto the golden sands of Long Sands. I didn't sample the cafés there but they looked contemporary and in great shape.

The views of the Grand Hotel, and then Tynemouth Priory and Castle and the Tynemouth lighthouse make for a very rewarding walk.

The starting Metro stations are well signposted at each end, so it simply leaves you free to enjoy the walk and the sea views.

Hannah Jenner

09 Jun 2021 Spring

A largely flat route with some (pretty gentle) slopes. Doable by foot or by bike. Views across Longsands, Cullercoats Bay and across to Whitley Bay are wonderful. You can easily get down onto Longsands beach (2 steeper slopes at either end or step-paths at points along the top), Cullercoats has a steep slope or steps. Dogs allowed on Longsands beach at North end only (towards Cullercoats) between May and Sept, but whole beach ok outside of that. Be aware that the pavement along the top is a shared cycle route, so just have your wits about you. Keep an eye out for the Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain in Cullercoats, the Cullercoats Lifeboat Station, and Cliff House. Lots of places (cheap and fancy) for food and drink along the way. As small deviations at either end, I'd take the Esplanade from Whitley Bay station to the seafront and curve round the Prom and Windsor Terrace for a bit more sea front on your walk, and I'd walk down Front Street from the metro in Tynemouth to go past the Castle/Priory (plus there are public toilets at the top by Gib Rock).

Tess Barton

26 Apr 2021 Spring

Easy walk along the seafront promenade from Whitley Bay via Cullercoats Bay, Longsands and King Edward's Bay into Tynemouth. or you could choose to walk along stretches of the beach depending on the tide. Longsands lives up to it's name and is particularly good for this.
Plenty of interest from wildlife to watching open water swimmers, kayakers and paddleboarders or the RNLI practising out of Cullercoats Bay. King Edward's Bay had magnificent views of Tynemouth Priory and the famous Riley's Fish Shack is based there. Lots of cafes and public houses enroute.

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