4.1 of 5 (8 votes)

Seaburn to South Shields

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Tyne and Wear, England, about 12.30km (7.64 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 18m (59ft)
Loss 40m (131ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 58m (190ft)
Start
South Shield Metro Station
End
South Shields
Distance 12.30km
(7.64mi)
Duration ~3:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
2Created by mac.hawk on 28 Dec 2015
A lovely, scenic beach & clifftop coastal walk from one Metro Station to another (buses are also available to both locations). Approx 9 miles long. Toilets at Seaburn, Marsden & South Shields. Regular transport from Newcastle or Sunderland.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NZ393596
Alight the Metro and follow the B1291/Sea Road east for 3/4 mile to reach the sea front by the lighthouse on Parsons Rocks.
OS Grid NZ406598
At the sea front simply turn left and follow the promenade or beach north for a mile.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid NZ407613
Just north of South Bents take a footpath that runs north along the clifftop.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid NZ414627
At Souter Point pass the shooting range on your left, keeping along the clifftop path.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
OS Grid NZ409642
At Lizard point reach Souter Lighthouse - it's inland on the left - you can visit but there is an admission charge - see (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas).
About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
OS Grid NZ399649
Marsden Bay is one of the north east's hidden gems. Access is via the pub/restaurants lift or a very steep staircase but you don't actually have to visit the beach to view it's beauty.
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid NZ382666
The path continues along the clifftop through The Lea's to reach the beach at Trow Point where you can either walk the promenade or beach.
About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid NZ372675
At the northern end of South Marine Park follow the road (A182) left to pass the Lifeboat Memorial (on the right) and carry on straight ahead towards the town centre.
About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid NZ362672
At the mini-roundabout carry on directly ahead into the pedestrianised area and reach the Metro Station a couple of hundred yards further on.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from

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