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Multi coloured motif on signed posts with nameSouth Tyneside Heritage Trail

Tyne and Wear

42 km / 26 miles
The South Tyneside Heritage Trail provides a 26-mile circular route from South Shields, initially south along the coast to Whitburn then inland partly following the River Don west to reach the Tyne at Hebburn, returning via Jarrow. The Trail is fairly flat and much of it paved, passing through most of the Boroughís towns and villages, but there is some interesting heritage and history explained on 32 panels en route.

The 12-mile waymarked Bedeís Way commemorates the Venerable Bede, early medieval Europeís greatest scholar who lived here around 700AD, first following the Don out of Jarrow to Boldon, finishing along the coast south of Whitburn to link the twin Anglo Saxon monasteries of St Paulís in Jarrow and St Peterís at Wearmouth.


Waymark: Multi coloured motif on signed posts with name
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Multi coloured motif on signed posts with name
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: NZ366681 - Conversation Piece', South Shields, Tyne and Wear View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2004
Web Sites: Visit South Tyneside - South Tyneside Heritage Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download South Tyneside Heritage Trail  (Visit South Tyneside  - 2014 ) Download
External download Bede's Way  (Visit South Tyneside  - 2004 ) Download


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Route Profile:

41.3 km (25.7 miles)
415 m (1,362 ft) ascent
76 m (249 ft)  maximum height

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