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The historic 19th century Waggonways network was once used to haul coal to ships on the River Tyne from dozens of coal mines in the borough, but had fallen into disrepair over many years.
In 2000 we transformed more than 30 miles of routes as part of the Government's Liveability Fund. To help you explore, a series of walks are available to download.
Heritage walks and trails
The best way to explore the fascinating history of North Tyneside is on foot.
When you’re out and about along the coastline of North Tyneside, look out for the information panels sharing the rich and diverse history and culture of our area. The panels extend from Collingwood Monument to St Mary’s Lighthouse.
Group walks in North Tyneside
Enjoy walking in the great outdoors with our fully qualified walk leaders. Join us for short 30 minute brisk walk, or a longer 90 minute saunter. Whatever your ability, or whatever takes your fancy we’ll have a walk to suit you.