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
Eddy's Haven Walk
1:00
Lakeside Health Walk
Killingworth Walk
1:00
MacMillan Support Group
Walk Option 1
1:30
Parks Leisure Walks
Parks Leisure Walks
Parks Leisure Walks shorter route
0:55
0:30
Rising Sun Walk (Sunday 10.30)
Rising Sun Health Walk
1:30
Ron's Whitley Bay Roam
Ron's Whitley Bay Roam (Tuesdays at 10:30am)
1:30
St Aiden's Walk
St Aiden's Walk
0:40
The Parks Walkers Friday
The Parks walkers Friday
1:00
Tynemouth Hikers
Every other Tuesday at 10:30am
1:30
Wallsend Walkers
Wallsend Walkers
1:30
White Swan Social Walk
Every other Tuesday at 10:00am
1:30
Whitley Bay Waves Health Walk
Waves Health Walk
1:00

Monday 10.30 - 11.30am (55 minute walk or 35 minute shorter route)
The Parks Leisure Walks

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! 


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)

Tynemouth 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 Social Walks 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.

Contact : Pauline Stevens on 07847 522641 or Lyn Robson on 07903295413

 

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

Ron's Whitley Bay Roam 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)  

Wallsend Walkers  Meeting Point: Olive Tree Cafe at the side entrance of Wallsend Memorial Hall people's centre, Frank street. Duration includes time for a cuppa or some lunch after.

Contact Carl Fordham : 07756535079 or Steve Dunn : 07523065370

 

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 Stu and Carol guide you around Killingworth villiage and the lake. Contact Carol or Stu for further detais on 0191 643 4177.  

 

St Aiden Walkers. Meeting point -  Currently No Walk Happening.

 

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

Eddy's Haven Social 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: Colin 07766915716 or Gillian 07786595953.

 

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 10.45am - 12.00 (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 07756535079 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 19 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

 

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Contacts

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

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