GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tynemouth Walks

5 miles (7.8 km)

This North Tyne town is a fine place for a historic coastal walk. There's splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture, an ancient priory and castle, and two lovely beaches to explore.
This walk in the town takes you to the Spanish Battery and the Admiral Lord Collingworth Monument before heading out onto the North Pier for some great views of the town.
You'll then explore Tynemouth Priory and Castle before heading along the coast to Sharpness Point, Long Sands, Tynemouth Park and North Point.
You can start the walk from the Priory Haven Car Park or the Spanish Battery Car Park near the pier.
Near the car parks you will also pass theWatch House Museum where you can learn all about the history of the local volunteer life brigade.
Along the way there are splendid views of the dramatic castle ruins and the local beaches around Cullercoats Bay.

Tynemouth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tynemouth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Tynemouth

  • Souter Lighthouse and Whitburn Coastal Park - Enjoy a coastal walk around the Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn Coastal Park and Lizard Point on the South Shields coast
  • Whitley Bay to Tynemouth - Enjoy a coastal walk along the North East coast from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth
  • Great North Forest Heritage Trail - This circular cycle and walking route takes you through the countryside of this former mining area in Tyne and Wear
  • Newcastle - Newcastle upon Tyne is the most populous city in the North East of England
  • Cleadon Hills - This circular walk climbs to the Cleadon Hills viewpoint above South Shields in Tyne and Wear.
  • Seaton Sluice - This pretty village sits in a lovely spot on the Northumberland coast near Whitley Bay and Blyth.
  • Blyth - This Northumberland based town has some nice coastal trails and paths along the River Blyth estuary to try.
  • Newcastle To Tynemouth - This easy walk or cycle takes you from Newcastle to Tynemouth along the River Tyne.
  • South Shields - This coastal town in Tyne and Wear sits in a fine spot at the mouth of the River Tyne.
  • River Tyne Trail - This waymarked long distance trail runs from the coast at Tynemouth to the source of the Tyne at Tyne Head, just south of Garrigill in the North Pennines.


The Gibraltar Rock is a nice place to stop off for some refreshments on the walk. The pub is located in an excellent spot with views to the coast and the priory. They have a popular carvery and also serve fine fish and chips.
You can find them on East Street with a postcode of NE30 4EB for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The town marks the start of the River Tyne Trail an epic 80 mile route taking you along the river to Newcastle, Hexham, Haltwhistle and the source of the Tyne at Tyne Head, just south of Garrigill in the North Pennines.


The Collingwood Monument (28576442291)

Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, (1748-1810) is chiefly remembered for his service to his country during the Napoleonic War. He was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1748 and died in the Service of his country, on board of the “Ville de Paris” on 7th March 1810 and was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral. The four guns upon this monument belonged to his ship the “Royal Sovereign”. The monument is situated on theSpanish Battery, the headland that dominates the mouth of the River Tyne near Tynemouth.

Radar GBSAR Parking Spanish Battery Tynemouth North Tyneside 7

Radar GBSAR Parking Spanish Battery Tynemouth North Tyneside 7

Tynemouth Castle Panorama

Tynemouth Castle Panorama

Towards Sharpness Point - - 703886

Towards Sharpness Point

North and South Piers, Tynemouth - - 1538534

North and South Piers, Tynemouth

Long Sands, Tynemouth - - 1633670

Long Sands,. The Castle and Priory ruins at Tynemouthcan be seen on the left above the nearby Sharpness Point. The large, squat building on the nearby cliff top to the right houses the Toy Museum

Promenade, Cullercoat Sands - - 1635277

Promenade, Cullercoat Sands

Cullercoats Bay - - 16406

Cullercoats Bay


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