North Tyneside: Getting Active Walks

About Us

There are a number of weekly and bi-weekly walks taking place in North Tyneside of varying lengths for varying abilities.

The led walks include a social element  where the group finishes up with tea/coffee as the walk concludes. This allows for all walkers to return in their own time within the group environment,  therefore walking at their own comfortable pace and not missing the social element afterwards.

Some of our walks also have the adaptability to cater for slower walkers and provide shorter walks within the regular routes to enable walking for all to be provided for all.

All walks are led by fully qualified walk leaders with local knowledge and walking experience who are happy to welcome new comers all throughout the year.

You can download our walk programme from the right hand side of this page. 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Eddy's Haven Walks
Thursdays at 10:30am
1:00
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
Family Hadrian Health Walk
1:00
Healthy Heart Hikers
Every other Tuesday at 10:30am
1:30
Killingworth Walk - White Swan
Every other Tuesday at 10:00am
1:30
Lakeside Health Walk
Killingworth Walk
1:00
MacMillan Support Group
Walk Option 1
1:30
St Aiden's Walk
St Aiden's Walk
0:40
The Parks Walkers Friday
The Parks walkers Friday
1:00
The Parks Walkers Monday
The Parks Walkers
The Parks Walkers shorter route
0:55
0:30
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
0:45
Whitley Bay Library Walking Group
Tuesdays at 10:30am
1:15
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
0:45

Monday and Friday's 10.30 - 11.30am (walk and a 40 - 55 minute walk)
The Parks Health Walking Group.

Meeting point - The Parks Sports Centre reception area, Howdon Road,North Shields. Let Mark guide the way alongside all our other fabulous walk leaders. For details contact: Mark Thompson 0191 643 2700. Finishing off with a well earned cuppa!  

 

Monday's  1.00pm
MacMillan Support Group (Walk & Talk Group Walk)

Meeting point - Various meeting points organised with a variety of walk routes covered. For those living with cancer, or caring for someone who is. Come along and join the group for support, company, good surroundings and a guaranteed smile!  Booking required for further details. Contact: Angela or Helen (0191) 293 4377/07786595953.

 

Tuesday 10.30am onwards (approx 2 hour walk with alternative stopping points to suit all and tea breaks)

Healthy Heart Hikers runs every 2 weeks. Meeting point: Varies between Churchill Playing Fields or the Rendevous Cafe in Whitley Bay. Let Aubrey and Tony lead you along some fabulous viewing points.

Contact: Tony Dawson on 0191 643 2900 to ensure correct date and meeting point is provided prior to attending the walk.

 

Tuesday 10am - 12noon (approx 1 1/2  hour ramble) (Runs the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month).

White Swan Health Walk based at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth. Meeting point: The White Swan Centre reception area. Contact Howard Smith on 0191 268 2084 to gain details of the walking route and let Howard , Pauline, Jim and Lynn show you how it's done.

 

Tuesday 10.30am - 12noon (approx 1 1/2  hour walk)

Whitley Bay Library Health Walk based at the Whitley Bay Customer First Centre, Whitley Bay. Meeting point: The Library reception just inside the Customer First Centre. Contact Ron on 07913 509396 to gain details on the walk and let Ron and the other leaders show you around the area. 

 

Wednesday - 10.45 - 11.45am (approximately 45 - 60 min walk, every 2 weeks)  

Hadrian Health WalkersMeeting Point: Based at Hadrian Leisure Centre, Wallsend. Meet at reception area. Let Carl guide you on the scenic way around Wallsend and local parks. Contact Carl for further detais on 0191 262 3102. 

 

Wednesday - 10.00 - 11.00am (approximately 45 - 60 min walk)  

Lakeside Health Walk  Meeting Point: Based at Lakeside Leisure Centre, Killingworth. Meet at reception area. Let Peter and Carol guide you around Killingworth villiage and the lake. Contact Carol or Peter for further detais on 0191 643 4177.  

 

Wednesday 12noon - 1.00pm (approx 50 min slow walk)

St Aiden Walkers. Meeting point -  Saint Aiden's Community Centre, North Shields, Tyne and Wear. Contact: Don Slater on 0191 258 4352 for more details and advice. This walk caters for those who are slower paced or might have mobility issues and will end with a warm cuppa for the effort.

 

Thursday 10.30am - 12noon (approx 60 - 90mins with optional shorter route within)  

Eddy's Haven Health Walk. Meeting point - Priors Haven Car Park, Spanish Battery, Tynemouth (just down the hill on the right from the Priory Castle) . This walk caters for all fitness levels and abilities and has the option of including a well deserved cuppa.  Let the gang of walk leaders tour you around the gorgeous scenery that the coast has to offer. Our walk leaders Colin, Viki and Ruth will guide the way with a smile. Contact: Viki 0191 252 9901for more info.

 

Friday 10.00am - 11.00am (pprox 45 - 60min walk)  

Waves Health Walk. Meeting point- Waves Leisure Centre, The Links, Whitley Bay. Inside reception area. Join Lee and Andy along the coast to start day the right way and a well deserved cuppa and chat to finish off the morning.  Contact: Lee on 0191 643 2600.

Sunday 10.30am - 11.30am (approx 60min walk)  

Rising Sun Family Health Walk Meeting: Inside visitor centre at The Rising Sun Country Park. Free swim vouchers available to all children attending the walk. Explore the country park and spot the local wildlife.  Contact: Carl on 0191 262 3102 for more details.

Details of walks

All walks are free of charge and open to all fitness abilities

Social element incorporated within the weekly and bi-weekly walks - the walkers stay for coffee/tea on completion of the walks or break within dependent on route

The walks are all led by local trained Volunteer Walk Leaders

The walks are closely linked to Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust' 'Healthy Hearts' scheme which includes North Tyneside's GP Exercise Referral Programme and Lighten Up Specialised Weight Management Programmes. Referrals can be taken for the walks via GP's, pracise nurses or specialised programmes.

The walks are open to walkers of all ages (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Dogs are welcome but  requested to be kept on a lead

Self-led walking packs available on request  'Healthy Walks in North Tyneside' with 17 maps included

The walks are suitable for beginners as a front and back leader is present on each walk allowing for all abilities to attend and walk comfortably

These walks can also incorporate shorter routes within a main route to adapt to those with limiting health conditions or beginners

We try to ensure walks are accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs

 All walks are led by qualified walk leaders happy to help

 

December 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
10:30
 
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The Parks Walkers Monday
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Library Walking Group
10:30
 
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
10:30
 
Eddy's Haven Walks
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
10:00
 
 
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
10:30
 
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
The Parks Walkers Monday
10:30
 
Killingworth Walk - White Swan
10:00
 
Whitley Bay Library Walking Group
10:30
 
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
10:30
 
Eddy's Haven Walks
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
10:00
 
 
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
10:30
 
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
The Parks Walkers Monday
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Library Walking Group
10:30
 
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
10:30
 
Eddy's Haven Walks
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
10:00
 
 
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
10:30
 
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
The Parks Walkers Monday
10:30
 
Killingworth Walk - White Swan
10:00
 
Whitley Bay Library Walking Group
10:30
 
Wednesday's Hadrian Health Walk
10:30
 
Eddy's Haven Walks
10:30
 
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
10:00
 
 
Family Health Walk (Sunday 10.30)
10:30
 
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
The Parks Walkers Monday
10:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Gillian Adam
Physical Activity Co-ordinator - Adults
0191 643 7441
gillian.adam@northtyneside.gov.uk
  

Contact

CAPTCHA
Enter the words into the box below (just making sure you are human).
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.