Connect Whitley Bay with Slow Ways

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Whitley Bay

Tyne & Wear

Slow Ways linking Whitley Bay and Blyth, Seaton Delaval, Shiremoor, Tynemouth

England / Tyne & Wear / Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay’s four Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 0/4

Help connect Whitley Bay

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.

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Walk to Whitley Bay from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Blyth—Whitley Bay
Blywhi one Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 134m Descent 113m
Seaton Delaval—Whitley Bay
Seawhi one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 42m
Shiremoor—Whitley Bay
Shiwhi one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 56m Descent 12m
Whitley Bay—Tynemouth
Whityn one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 27m Descent 21m

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Collective progress

63% of Whitley Bay’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









8 people have contributed to Whitley Bay’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Whitley Bay

29km out of 29km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Whitley Bay

Latest Updates

Early on the route, after Grosvenor Road, it is easier to go straight through Souter Park and cross over the mainroad at the pedestrian crossing as visibility at the Metro bridge is limited and the cars come quickly. Also when you get to the bridge where the route turns left, (see photo) if you go straight on you will come to a pedestrian crossing over the A190....

Diana Waring

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Almost entirely on well maintained paths, avoiding busy roads providing the opportunity to enjoy the landscape too....


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You can make it slightly shorter by taking the more inland path round the nature reserve at St Mary's Island. Suitable for bikes too and there's the option of the Arriva 308 bus (Blyth - Newcastle via Whitley Bay) if you don't want to walk in both directions....


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

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Whityn one

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We extended it by going on to Tynemouth along the coastal road - lovely sea views and past the gem of a small harbour of Cullercoats, and the surfers on Tynemouth Long Sands....


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When you turn on to the track, it is fairly narrow, maximum 1m but parts are down to 1/2m. At the end of the track you turn left on to a narrow contry lane with no verges. From here you turn right down a narrow track and then round a school field. Here there is a butchers, bakers, fish and chip shop, a convenience shop, and 100m to the left is a Co-op and the Foxhunters pub which serves meals and has customer toilets. Along the way is a sandwich shop on the right and a fish and chip shop on the left. At Monkseton there is a Spar, Ship Inn (toilet, limited food), Black Horse (Toilets), Monkseaton Arms (toilets, food), Millicans Bakers, Chinese takeaway, fish and chip shop, snadwich shop and small restaurant. Turn right here in to Whitley Bay (there are plenty of coffee shops on the road to the left). In Whitley Bay there are several pubs, butchers, bakers, including Greggs, fish and chip shops and several restaurants....


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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....

Hannah Jenner

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Whitley Bay

jennifer surveyed Whitley Bay

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maria surveyed Whitley Bay

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I have only walked two different parts of this route from The Briardene to St Mary's Lighthouse and from Old Hartley to Seaton Sluice....

Tess Barton

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Easy walk along the seafront promenade from Whitley Bay via Cullercoats Bay, Longsands and King Edward's Bay into Tynemouth....

Tess Barton

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Blyth—Whitley Bay

Slow Ways added Blywhi one, a new walk from Blyth to Whitley Bay

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Seaton Delaval—Whitley Bay

Slow Ways added Seawhi one, a new walk from Seaton Delaval to Whitley Bay

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Shiremoor—Whitley Bay

Slow Ways added Shiwhi one, a new walk from Shiremoor to Whitley Bay

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Whitley Bay—Tynemouth

Slow Ways added Whityn one, a new walk from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth

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Whitley Bay, Sat 15 June



Whitley Bay’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

55.04016° / -1.44270°

Easting / Northing

435,714E / 571,880N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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

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


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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