2.5 of 5 (6 votes)

Millennium walk

A leisurely walk (riverside) starting and finishing in Tyne and Wear, England, about 9.00km (5.59 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 49m (160ft)
Descent 68m (223ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 117m (383ft)
Byker metro station
Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, England
Distance 9.00km
Duration ~2:30h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 21 Aug 2012
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid NZ270646
Start at Byker metro station.
OS Grid NZ267645
This runs alongside Dalton Street.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid NZ267641
Continue along the old railway line to Rodney Street.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid NZ265641
From Rodney Street continue to Quayside, crossing Walker Road (take care, it's a busy road, use the crossings).
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid NZ256640
Follow the riverside path to the bridge.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid NZ259639
Cross the bridge and pass the Baltic art gallery along the river path to South Shore Road.
About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
OS Grid NZ266635
Follow the road to the cycle/pedestrian path.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
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 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid NZ281630
Follow the path to Tyne Street and continue to the footpath at the other end, leading into a parkland area.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
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.
About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid NZ298627
After refreshments, continue to Davidson Road past the pub and on to a path.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
OS Grid NZ302646
At the top of the path, turn left to Waterside Park housing estate.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid NZ306647
Walk through the estate to Station Road and up to Hebburn metro station.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

21 Aug 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

jimmy ward
21 Aug 2012
Millenium Walk

walk is longer than stated and undulating but takes in many places worth seeing

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