On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Blythe to Tynemouth

With pubs, shops and restaurants along the way, the route showcases plenty of attractions such as Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Priory, St Mary’s Lighthouse and beautiful views of the River Tyne. Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. Famous for its wind turbines, located at both Blyth Harbour and offshore, there is also the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand and home to the only beach huts in Northumberland! The route continues the coast down towards Tynemouth, passing Whitley Bay and its miles of clean golden sands. The sea is safe for bathing and there are plenty of the usual seaside amusements to keep the visitors entertained! You will finish your walk at Tynemouth where guarding the mouth of the River Tyne, the historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle are open to the visitor throughout the year, and are a great attraction for those interested in the past.

Distance: 
9.0 miles / 13.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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