Newcastle City Centre Run 7km
A circular 7km run taking in the highlights of Newcastle from the Quayside to the City Centre, Grey’s Monument to Grey St, St James Park to Leazes Park. All paths and roads are lit so this route can be done during the day or at night.
Overview of route:
Start on Newcastle / North side of Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Run West (river on your left).
Run under Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge.
Run underneath next bridge. Turn right off the quayside to the road under the bridge (B1600 Close). Cross when safe and run up Hanover Street opposite. Continue up and onto Clavering Place.
Continue ahead through tunnel on Forth St. Turn left onto Westgate Rd. Turn left onto Neville St. Run past main Central train station on your left.
Cross over at traffic lights when safe. Run up Bewick St. Turn right into Thomas Bewick Square. Turn left into Pink Lane. Cross over road (Clayton St W) when safe and continue along Pink Lane. Cross over Westgate Rd when safe. Run on pedestrianised path area to west of West Walls. Follow walls round to the right.
Follow path by walls to Chinese Gate. Turn left at Chinese Gate onto St Andrew’s Street. Cross over main road Gallowgate when safe and continue along St Andrew’s Street. Turn right then left into Strawberry Lane.
Turn right onto Strawberry Place, cross over when safe, turn left up St James Street. Turn left onto Terrace Place. Turn right onto Leazes Terrace. Enter Leazes Park at end of Leazes Terrace. Follow path ahead to lake.
Run clockwise around lake. Follow path down towards tennis courts to left of Leazes Terrace. Exit Leazes Park onto Leazes Terrace. Turn left onto Leazes Crescent.
Cross over Leazes Park Road when safe. Run down Saint Thomas Crescent. Turn left onto St Thomas St. Cross when safe and turn right to run down King’s Rd. Run past Haymarket Lane. Turn right opposite old red brick University building into King’s Walk.
At end of King’s Walk cross over Barras Bridge main road when safe. Head right and cross over B1307 St Mary’s Place when safe. Run down main pedestrianised shopping road Northumberland St.
Turn right onto Blackett St. Turn left at Grey’s Monument to run down Grey St.
Continue down Grey St. Cross over Mosley St when safe. Continue ahead along Dean St.
Continue ahead underneath the arches into Side. Follow Side and Sandhill down to the left to the Quayside under the Tyne Bridge.
Run along the quayside back to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Some of the highlights of this run include…
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Photo credits: Copyright Walk Run Cycle and Newcastle Gateshead Initiative