GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bede's Way

12 miles (19 km)

Follow in the footsteps of seventh century pilgrims on this interesting walk or cycle through Tyne and Wear. The trail links the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Peter’s in Wearmouth and St Paul’s in Jarrow. The route passes through the beautiful landscape of the Great North Forest which includes twelve miles of rolling hills and meandering streams. Trail highlights includes a waterside stretch along the River Don and the final coastal stretch along Whitburn Sands and through to the finish point near Sunderland Harbour.
There is also the Bede's Cycleway which follows a very similar route to the walk - please click here for more information.

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Bede's Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bede's Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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St Paul's Church, Jarrow

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Whitburn Village

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Roker Pier, Roker, Sunderland

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Sunderland Harbour

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GPS Files

GPX File

Bedes Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Bedes Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')