A Bit of the Sea

A Bit of the Sea takes in immaculate beaches, a vibrant port and stunning countryside across North Tyneside and Northumberland. Ending in Blyth, this trail offers some truly breathtaking scenery.

Discover Derwent

The old Derwent Valley Railway used to carry passengers and goods between Newcastle and Consett until closing in 1962. This route, encompassing Gateshead and Durham, passes many points of interest, including Derwenthaugh cokeworks, Axwell Hall, Hollinside Manor and Gibside Hall.

Newcastle to Blaydon Racer

Travelling through Newcastle and Gateshead, this intermediate trail was inspired by the
historic horse race and a rousing song, bellowed from all corners of St James’ Park!

Image: Peter McDermott

North Sea Breezer

Covering Sunderland and County Durham, the North Sea Breezer stretches from the immaculate
Seaham Harbour to the rolling waves of Wearside’s best kept secret. This lesser-trodden route along the cliff tops will fill your senses with the sea air while a bracing breeze blows you along.

Sunderland Keel Line Trail

Covering Sunderland and South Tyneside, the Keel Line Trail takes intrepid travellers from solid ground to the rolling North Sea waves- a route inspired by a rich maritime history.


The Coastal Cruiser

Starting in North Tyneside and ending in South Tyneside, the Coastal Cruiser is a lengthy trail, but well worth it. Taking in beautiful beaches, historic landmarks and two options for crossing the Tyne (which depend on how adventurous you are!), it has something for everyone.

Tyne Trek

Travel through Gateshead and Newcastle following a route that passes some of the region’s most recognisable and loved buildings and landmarks, the Tyne Trek offers an urban riverbank ramble.