Walks in Newcastle

Walks in Newcastle

Alexander Iles

A guide to the most attractive, rewarding and beautiful walks in central Newcastle and the landscape beyond.

Discover our top picks

  • 1. Jesmond Dene

    Jesmond Dene
    Courtesy of Friends of Jesmond Dene

    Jesmond Dene, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE7 7BQ - Visit now

    Jesmond Dene is one of the favourite locations for walks in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for locals, from relaxing walks through to picnics, people from all over the city travel to enjoy this wonderful Victorian park.

  • 2. Quayside

    Courtesy of NewcastleGateshead

    Quayside, The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DU - Visit now

    The Quayside of Newcastle (and its sister town of Gateshead) is a hugely popular location in the city, featuring seven bridges spanning the impressive river, linking Newcastle to Gateshead and providing scope for many walks and tourist attraction.

  • 3. Leazes Park

    Leazes Park
    Courtesy of Friends of Leazes Park

    Leazes Park, Richardson Road, Lodge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4BJ - Visit now

    Found between Newcastle’s football stadium St. James Park and the Royal Victoria infirmary – the city centre hospital, Leazes Park is the city’s oldest public park and provides a wonderful range of activities for people in the city centre.

  • 4. Exhibition Park

    Exhibition Park
    Courtesy of Exhibition Park Trust

    Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ - Visit now

    Found to the North of the city centre next to Newcastle University Exhibition Park is a place in the city centre known for culture and recreation. At its heart, the park has a beautiful park and Victorian bandstand, boating lake with a wildfowl habitat and the Palace of the Arts – a structure built for the Exhibition of Science, industry and arts in 1929 which gives the park its name.

  • 5. Ouseburn

    Courtesy of Ouseburn

    Ouseburn, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ - Visit now

    If you were walking along Newcastle’s quayside to the east, you would eventually arrive in the Ouseburn. Ouseburn – named after its tributary to the River Tyne – is the alternative cultural quarter of Newcastle. The area is known for it is known for all the things that you can do when you visit.

  • 6. Armstrong Park

    Armstrong Park
    Courtesy of Urban Green Newcastle

    Armstrong Park, 1 Burlington Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QJ - Visit now

    Near Heaton you can find Armstrong Park, which connects Heaton Park with Jesmond Dean. This is one of the smaller parks in Newcastle but has its own beauty and pleasure to it.

  • 7. Heaton Park Newcastle

    Heaton Park Newcastle
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    Heaton Park Newcastle, Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5JS - Visit now

    Found in the east end of Newcastle, Heaton Park offers fantastic opportunities to explore with woods, beautifully maintained flowerbeds, and wooded areas all in the same park. It is fantastically connected to both Armstrong Park and Jesmond Dene, for those looking to extend their walk around the other parks locally.

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