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North Shields to Newcastle Loop Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameNorth Shields to Newcastle Loop
Distance : miles (km)21.33  (34.33)
Duration(hh:mm)02:06
Difficulty
Posted By1800GT
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityNorth Shields
County/RegionTyne and Wear
Start LocationPreston Road (A192)
End LocationPreston Road (A192)
Cycle Steps
This is quite an easy route, mostly on tarmac or cycle paths, with a few small hills/climbs, but mainly nice and steady.
The route starts at North Shields and travels down the cycle paths, alongside the Coast Road, A1058, into Heaton. Turn left into Chillingham Road, A118, and take this and Sheilds Road, A193, before turning right into St Mark's Road. Follow Denmark Street, Heaton Road, Heaton Park View and Warwick Street, through to Shieldfield and Portland Road, B1600. Follow cycle route to Newcastle centre, and go past the college and down through town to the High Level Bridge, on the B1307.
When over the bridge into Gateshead, turn down to go over the Millenium Bridge, then follow the route to St Peters Basin. Continue to follow the riverside path, dodging the mess that has been dropped on it, then follow Hadrians Way cycle route to North Shields. Go back through Shields and return to the start point.

Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Newcastle centre, High Level Bridge, The Tyne, Quayside, The Sage, the Millenium Bridge, Old Shipyards, Segedenum Roman ruins

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