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Gateshead Quays activity walk

Quayside route map


Walking 35 minutes or cycling 20 minutes

The route

This 2.5 mile route starts at BALTIC and follows the River Tyne to Dunston Staiths, one of the last surviving coal staiths.

This lovely riverside route is mainly flat but is a multi-user route so be aware of others such as cyclists as they may be cycling at speed and there are some hidden corners. Dog walkers also use this route and there are plenty of bins on the route.

You can enjoy a picnic at Dunston Staiths on the grass, or near the café where there are some benches.

How to get there

You can reach BALTIC easily from Gateshead Interchange in around 15 minutes. Head down Gateshead High Street and either head past the Hilton Hotel or cross over before the Tyne Bridge and head down to Gateshead Quayside.

By bike

You can reach Gateshead Quays by bike. To plan your route visit Cycle Streets

By bus

Take the Q2 Quaylink bus from Gateshead Interchange or Prince Consort Road (Shipcote Lane approximately five minute walk from Gateshead Leisure Centre. The journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes and arrives at Baltic Square. 

By car

There are several car parks on Gateshead Quayside, including Mill Road car park, BALTIC car park and Pipewellgate car park. Charges apply. Visit Car parks, coach park and on-street parking for further information.

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