A circular half marathon (slightly over at nearly 23km) run heading East from Gateshead Millennium Bridge along mostly traffic free cycle tracks and routes. Not all paths and roads are lit at night so this route is best done during daylight hours.

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Overview of route:

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Pictorial directions:

Start on Newcastle / North side of Gateshead Millennium Bridge (green star in map below). Run East (river on your right-hand side) and follow the signs for National Cycle Route No 72 Hadrian’s Way for approx 10km.

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You will come to Armstrong Road, then Auburn Close. At the end of Auburn Close turn right onto Howdon Lane, then first left onto Norman Terrace then at the end turn right onto Cumberland St. Follow cycle route 14 sign to the left onto Bewicke St. Follow cycle signs to cross to other side of road when safe and follow path behind fence alongside road. At the end of the path turn right to head to the Pedestrian & Cycle tunnel. Follow this to the other side of the river.

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As you exit the tunnel on the other side of the river (South, Gateshead) , head up Tyne St to the roundabout with the B1297 and turn right along Chaytor St, following the signs for National Cycle Route No 14 (Coast to Coast C2C) all the way back to Millennium Gateshead Bridge in the heart of Newcastle Quayside and where this route began. The route takes you along the pavements of minor roads as well as pedestrianised routes alongside the river.

Some of the highlights of this run include…

River Tyne
National Cycle Route No 72 Hadrian’s Way
Newcastle Quayside

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Photo credits: Copyright Walk Run Cycle