Millennium walk

Submitted by Anonymous Walker on 21 August 2012
OS Explorer Map: 316 - Newcastle upon Tyne
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A linear, half-day riverside walk in England starting at Byker metro station, Newcastle upon Tyne, about 8km (roughly 5 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.

This walk takes in several of Newcastle's highlights: the quayside, the Millennium Bridge, the Baltic art gallery, the Riverside Park, Bill Quay Farm and many lovely places along the River Tyne.

Start: Byker metro station, OS Grid: NZ270646
End: Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, England, OS Grid: NZ306647
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 106m (349ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 232m (762ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 126m (413ft)
Max. Elevation: 60m (196ft)

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316 - Newcastle upon Tyne
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OS Grid: NZ270646
Start at Byker metro station.
OS Grid: NZ267645
This runs alongside Dalton Street.
OS Grid: NZ267641
Continue along the old railway line to Rodney Street.
OS Grid: NZ265641
From Rodney Street continue to Quayside, crossing Walker Road (take care, it's a busy road, use the crossings).
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 4 OS Grid: NZ256640
Follow the riverside path to the bridge.
OS Grid: NZ259639
Cross the bridge and pass the Baltic art gallery along the river path to South Shore Road.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 6 OS Grid: NZ266635
Follow the road to the cycle/pedestrian path.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 7 OS Grid: NZ277632
Head along the path to Green Lane and down to a hotel for refreshments if required; if not, head up the road and turn left onto a cycleway.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 8 OS Grid: NZ281630
Follow the path to Tyne Street and continue to the footpath at the other end, leading into a parkland area.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 9 OS Grid: NZ293626
Continue to follow pathways along the river. At this point, you can choose to call in at Bill Quay Farm for refreshments; its worth the climb up.
OS Grid: NZ298627
After refreshments, continue to Davidson Road past the pub and on to a path.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 11 OS Grid: NZ301641
You are now in Riverside Park. Follow pathways to a path crossroads and take the path up and to the left.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 12 OS Grid: NZ302646
At the top of the path, turn left to Waterside Park housing estate.
OS Grid: NZ306647
Walk through the estate to Station Road and up to Hebburn metro station.
2 comments ...join the discussion!
jimmy ward  commented on 21 August 2012
millenium walk
walk is longer than stated and undulating but takes in many places worth seeing
Timwoods  commented on 21 August 2012
Walk length
Hi Jimmy, Yes, the website tends to underestimate slightly - it calculates as the crow flies between points, so doesn't include wiggles. Was it your walk? If so, I will enter your name into the prize draw. Thanks Tim
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