North and south Tyneside


  • Follow Route 72 Hadrian’s Cycleway between Segedunum Roman Fort and Tynemouth Priory.
  • Take the ferry between North and South Shields to visit Arbeia Roman Fort.


  • Arbeia Roman Fort with reconstructed barracks and gatehouse (free entry)
  • Catherine Cookson birthplace • Custom House South Shields
  • Historic fish quays • Pedestrian tunnel under the Tyne
  • Reconstructed section of Hadrian’s Wall at Segedunum
  • Segedunum Roman Fort and museum with reconstructed bath house
  • Tynemouth Priory (English Heritage)

Nearby attractions

  • Benwell Roman Temple
  • National Glass Centre (Sunderland)
  • Rising Sun Country Park and Countryside Centre 
  • Seaton Delaval Hall
  • South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
  • Stephenson Steam Railway
  • St Paul’s Monastery (Jarrow) 
  • Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Route image: 
Route type: 
Linear walk
Up to 8 miles
Estimated walk time: 
3 – 4 hours plus visiting time
Suggested start/finish: 
Segedunum Roman Fort (Grid Ref: NZ 301 660)
Tourist information: 
Royal Quays,Tourist Information Centre, North Shields Tel: 0191 200 5895
Public transport: 
Tyne and Wear Metro to Segedunum (Wallsend); Tynemouth and South Shields (combined Metro and ferry day tickets available); Quaylink bus services (linking bus, Metro and train services)
Ordnance Survey Map: 
Explorer sheet 316 Newcastle upon Tyne
Places to eat and drink: 
Café at Segedunum Roman Fort; plus several cafés and restaurants in Wallsend, Tynemouth and South Shields
Other walks in this area: 
Coastal walks from the amphitheatre on Sea Road; at South Shields to Frenchman’s Bay Souter Light House (National Trust) Marsden Rock. (Enquire at Tourist Information Centre)
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