Newcastle Quayside Run 10km

A “there-and-back-again” 10km run along the quayside of Newcastle Gateshead. Because it is there-and-back-again you can start at any point on the run and just follow it to each end then back to the start point to complete your 10km. You will take in views of the River Tyne, the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the BALTIC Centre, the Sage Gateshead, the Tyne Bridge, the Swing Bridge and the historic Dunston Staiths. This route is lit at night so suitable for day or night time.

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Newcastle Quayside, credit: Visit England

Overview of route:

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Pictorial directions:

Start at any point on the Newcastle (North) side of the River Tyne between the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Ouseburn River inlet. Run East (river on your right) to the Ouseburn River inlet (green star below). Turn around and start running back the other way.  

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Run back along the Quayside and past the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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Keep running along the quayside.

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Run under The Tyne Bridge, the Swing Bridge and the High Level Bridge.

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Keep running along the quayside and run under the Queen Elizabeth Bridge.

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Keep running along the quayside and run under the Kind Edward VII Bridge and the Redheugh Bridge.

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Turn around underneath Redheugh Bridge and run back to Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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Cross over Millennium Bridge. Turn right and run up to left of naval base onto South Shore Road. Continue along road past The Sage Gateshead up on your left.

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Follow signed cycle route with river on your right hand side.

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Continue along signed cycle route all the way to Dunston Staiths (picture below).

Dunston Staithes Newcastle

At far end of Dunston Staiths turn around and run back to Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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Cross back over Gateshead Millennium Bridge, turn right and run back to where you started.

Some of the highlights of this run include…

The River Tyne, credit Visit England
Sage Gateshead
Tyne Bridge

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Photo credits: Copyright Walk Run Cycle, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Richard Kenworthy