Walking in Tyne and Wear


If you’re after an active holiday, dusting off your walking boots and looking for a destination in the UK then Tyne and Wear is the ideal destination. With a range of different walking environments from countryside to coastal walks as well as walks in and around Newcastle and Sunderland, this region has a route for everyone. With outstanding beauty the walking routes run through some of the most diverse areas of Britain from beautiful green landscapes to bustling metropolises.

Tyne and Wear has a range of stunning walks, firstly the blue plaque walk a circular walk around Tynemouth and North Shields. The walking route lets you take in many of the Blue Plaques, providing a fascinating insight into the rich history of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear. A snapshot maybe, but what better way to uncover a little of the history of the coastal village of Tynemouth and its seafaring neighbour North Shields. The coastal walk from St Mary’s Island, following the naturally stunning coastline through Whitley Bay and Cullercoats to Tynemouth Priory and Castle and finishing on the historic North Shields Fish Quay. This walk along the coast will give you a flavour of everything you could wish for from a trip to the sea; birds, flowers, history, art, literature, architecture, modern culture and, for those with a yearning for the traditional seaside day out, there may even be some candyfloss along the way.

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in Tyne and Wear why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&B’s giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking but also offers delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TV’s, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of the Tyne and Wear.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in the Tyne and Wear offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoiled.

To access a range of wonderful walks around the UK visit iFootpath.

Find out more about what Tyne and Wear has to offer visitors by visiting our Things to Do section.

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Pubs in The County