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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 177m||Descent 197m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 138m||Descent 58m|
||Double check||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 198m||Descent 204m|
||Double check||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent 39m||Descent 59m|
||Survey me||Distance 1km/1mi||Ascent 71m||Descent 52m|
||Verify me||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 49m|
||Review me||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent 54m||Descent 11m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 102m||Descent 155m|
63% of Gateshead’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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0 people have surveyed a route in Gateshead
41km out of 41km have been walked and reviewed
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Once the other side there is a series of steps going down then a shorter section going up to the Cathedral....
It is a nice route as mentioned before only on foot though there are other routes including Newgat three and Newgat four which are more accessible....
This is a good route if you want to avoid steps and still want to cross the river via the quayside and swing bridge. It does what it says on the tin....
The view when crossing the bridge is arguably more impressive if you use the downstream side of the bridge - you look towards the Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge, and Millennium Bridge plus the Iconic Sage Music Venue....
The first of the routes pedestrian underpasses negotiated there is a section of walking beside a busy road before heading along marked footpaths towards the Trading Estate. There is a possible option to cross the A1 Western Bypass over a footbridge which might be worth investigation as just after this to avoid crossing a busy road I detoured through another underpass. The two cross country sections could maybe be avoided by continuing though Ladypark and Lamesley which would also have avoided one of the road sections and steep uphill climb!...
The road past what was the Gas Works is ok but I would suggest a better route would be to cut down to Dunston Staithes and walk along the river then rejoin the path through Gateshead Riverside Park....
Tynephil added Newgat four, a new walk from Newcastle to GatesheadWalk this route
First, around the cathedral, there are lots of stairs, and then the alleyway taking you to Central Station is gated and locked at both ends....
There are a lot of steps down to the river to cross the Swing Bridge from the castle, however, but it's otherwise a decent walk....
The approach to the river is sloped, but with ramps at all appropriate road crossings. The promenade is well-paved with great views of all the bridges....
Hiking Historian added Newgat three, a new walk from Newcastle to GatesheadWalk this route
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....
Mostly tarmac paths which are well signed as a cycleway....
This feels like a route of two halves - the first a steady climb using streets then onto rougher tracks through post industrial wasteland and countryside on often very muddy and sometimes boggy paths....
I would recommend Newgat Two if you can handle all its steps as it is quieter (and you get a better view of the bridge)....
Slow Ways Darren
The swing bridge is actually quite a quiet route across the Tyne and provides great views of the iconic Tyne Bridge....
Slow Ways Darren
Combination of urban pathways, uneven ground in park areas and some steep inclines. Probably not the best walk to attempt in the dark or low light as some areas are unlit and others are alongside busy roads. There are no toilets or shops along the route, just at the start & the endpoints....
Marion Frankland added Newgat two, a new walk from Newcastle to GatesheadWalk this route
Tries to take you down a gated alleyway, then walks across the busiest bridge for traffic. A further issue with routing one over the bridge. Some steps as well....
Follows a cycle route throughout with some short road sections along pavement. Cracked and poorly maintained sections of cycle path would make this difficult but not impossible with a wheelchair....
Slow Ways added Gatspr one, a new walk from Gateshead to SpringwellWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kibgat one, a new walk from Kibblesworth to GatesheadWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newgat one, a new walk from Newcastle to GatesheadWalk this route
Gateshead’s Slow Ways starting point
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54.96161° / -1.60350°
Easting / Northing
425,487E / 563,069N
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