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River Tyne Trail, Sources to Sea

209 km / 130 miles

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
This 135-mile walk passes through a wonderful variety of terrain and scenery leading from close to the Pennines in Cumbria and the Cheviots in Northumberland. It encompasses Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, vestiges of Roman, early Christian heritage and railway history as well as the regeneration and transformation of one of the world’s most foremost shipbuilding regions. Further information about the three sections (River North Tyne, River South Tyne and River Tyne) may be found by clicking in the links in 'Related Paths' below.

It entails various river crossings including numerous bridges, a tunnel and even a ferry. The spirit of this wonderful river is captured in two contrasting songs, the beautiful 18th century ballad, “Waters of Tyne”, and the powerful modern, Jimmy Nail song, “Big River”.

The Trail is waymarked with distinctive blue markers which also carry the logo of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, the charity for which the walk was created in order to promote. It is conveniently divided into 12 sections based on ease of access & availability of transport


Path Type
Other Paths
Other Paths; Average Gradients; River; Charity
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

River Tyne Trail (Sigma Press - 2015)


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