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