Green walks in England North-east (north)

This area comprises that part of the North-east region within the NE and TD postcode areas.

Neighbouring regions and areas are

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


Berwickshire Coast Path

Length <60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 49km walk between Cockburnspath and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Derwent Walk

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 19km railbed walk between Consett and Swalwell, near Blaydon.

Hadrian’s Wall Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 146km walk between Bowness-on-Solway and Segedunum (Wallsend).

Pennine Way

A walk of 422km between Edale and Kirk Yetholm; this National Trail does not qualify as a Green Walk. In addition to the 45km gap between Byrness (sketchy bus service) and Kirk Yetholm, buses connect with different settlements from the next access point in many areas.

St Cuthbert’s Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 105km between Melrose and Lindisfarne.

St Oswald’s Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 157km between Lindisfarne and Heaven Fields.

Tyne Valley Line

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 129km, linking stations between Carlisle and Newcastle.

Image: Viaduct across the River Eden at Wetheral, with footpath


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

Berwick-upon-TweedBerwick serves as a hub for the north-east corner of the area, also giving access to coast and country within the eastern Borders area of Scotland.
HexhamHexham is the gateway to the west of the area, covering much of the National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the Tyne Valley.
Newcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle is the pre-eminent hub in the area, with easy links to all but the southernmost fringe of the North-east region (which is served more conveniently from Darlington).

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