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River Wear Trail

Tyne and Wear

16 km / 10 miles
The Trail runs on both banks of the tidal River Wear, as it meanders from Fatfield at the heart of the Great North Forest to the sea, in mainly urban surroundings. The Trail is linked to a network of paths, cycleways and bridleways. It is shown on OS Explorer mapping and parts are coincident with the Weardale Way.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start: NZ312540 - Fatfield, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, by the riverside pub, Tyne and Wear View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ415588 - Roker Pier, Sunderland at the mouth of the river, Tyne and Wear View on StreetMap


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National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 88
OS Landranger Active 88
OS Explorer 308
OS Explorer Active 308
Other Paper Maps:
Around & About
Sunderland & River Wear Trail (Yellow Publications - 2023)

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Route Profile:

16.3 km (10.1 miles)
179 m (587 ft) ascent
26 m (85 ft)  maximum height

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