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England Coast Path - Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough To North Gare


16 km / 10 miles
A ten-mile route from Newport Bridge to North Gare provides a new section of the England Coast Path along the north side of the Tees estuary through the industrial heartland of Middlesbrough. Opened on 18 September 2019, it increases access to the magnificent Tees Valley coastline.

Connecting the towns of Billingham, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, it passes key tourist attractions such as the Transporter Bridge, the RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve and the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve. Visitor attractions which are along or not far from the route include, in Hartlepool, the golden beach of Seaton Carew and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Walkers will be able to visit seal-viewing areas around Greatham Creek and open wetlands at RSBP Saltholme, with a range of bird species including lapwing and yellow wagtail.

The route incorporatea parts of the estuary that were previously inaccessible to the public or very difficult to reach. Over half of the stretch is brand new access, with the trail involving new construction of causeway, boardwalks and footbridges.

This opening completes a 156-mile continuous portion of the England Coast Path from Filey in North Yorkshire to Amble in Northumberland.

It is planned to use this path section in a new pilgrimage route from Hartlepool to Whitby which Hartlepool Council is creating called 'The Way of St Hild' which will be launched in 2020 and will celebrate the importance of St Hild to the two towns.


Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Start: NZ478198 - Newport Bridge, Middlesborough, Cleveland View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ533281 - North Gare, Cleveland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2019
Web Sites: National Trails - England Coast Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book England Coast Path: 1,100 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path  (Bloomsbury  - 2023 )


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Route Profile:

15.7 km (9.8 miles)
65 m (213 ft) ascent
9 m (30 ft)  maximum height

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