Connect South Shields with Slow Ways

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South Shields

Tyne & Wear


Slow Ways linking South Shields and East Boldon, Jarrow, Whitburn (Tyne & Wear)

England / Tyne & Wear / South Shields

South Shields’s three Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 2/3
verified: 1/3
and surveyed: 0/3

Help connect South Shields

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of South Shields’s Slow Ways.

Walk to South Shields from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Jarrow—South Shields
Jarsou one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 55m Descent 66m
South Shields—East Boldon
Souteas one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 40m Descent 25m
South Shields—Whitburn (Tyne & Wear)
Souwhi one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 202m Descent 217m

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This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

50% of South Shields’s three route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

3/3

drawn

2/3

reviewed

0/3

surveyed

1/3

verified

4 people have contributed to South Shields’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in South Shields

18km out of 25km have been walked and reviewed

46km of reviews have been shared in South Shields

Latest Updates

Walked from South Shields to Jarrow in October 2023 … a journey I have made by car many times!...

Lynn Coulson

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Jarsou one

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The route starts out in the town centre and goes along streets out of town past shops, houses and industrial units. Then it was a short stretch of Bridleway with some interesting artwork leading to the River Don. It was a short walk from there up the bank to the town centre....

Philip Le Marquand

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I walked this from South Shields to Whitburn as part of a longer journey from Jarrow to Sunderland....

Philip Le Marquand

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South Shields

Catherine Bull surveyed South Shields

View facilities

There's lots to see on this coastal walk from Whitburn to South Shields including a labyrinth, lighthouse, birds and beaches....

Saira

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At the start there is a local museum for those interested and some interesting architecture as you walk to the seafront where there is a nice below-ground Victorian public toilet if like me you like a bit of nostalgia (and another one above ground, no stairs, also victorian farther along the route)....

Jane Johnson

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South Shields—East Boldon

Martin Ainscow added Souteas one, a new walk from South Shields to East Boldon

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Jarrow—South Shields

Slow Ways added Jarsou one, a new walk from Jarrow to South Shields

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South Shields—Whitburn (Tyne & Wear)

Slow Ways added Souwhi one, a new walk from South Shields to Whitburn (Tyne & Wear)

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South Shields, Sun 14 April

12°

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South Shields’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NZ3630867237

Lat / Lon

54.99840° / -1.43399°

Easting / Northing

436,308E / 567,237N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between South Shields and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of South Shields's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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