Walking for Wellbeing – River and North Marine Park Walk

A superb walk along the river with superb views.

Full description of walk

This walk will take us along the river then up onto the Lawe Top. Here (weather depending) we will have great views out to sea and across to Tynemouth. The route takes us down through the tranquil North Marine Park before returning to The Word via Ocean Road and King Street.

  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Time – 1 hour 5mins
  • Distance – 2.3 miles
  • Total height climbed along the route – 71ft
  • Terrain – Good footpaths (concrete or tarmac) throughout the walk
  • Steps – There is a long set of steps leading from the river walk up to River Drive
  • Wheelchair accessible – No
  • Toilets – Toilets are available at The Word and North Marine Park

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