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.
Please click here for more information
Bede's Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bede's Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bede's Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bede's Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At South Shields you can continue up the coast to Souter Lighthouse and Whitburn Coastal Park. Here you can also visit the Leas with its two and a half miles of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Tyne and Wear Walks page.