Ten great running routes around Gateshead


Sick of the same old running routes around Gateshead?

Then check out ten of the best, all contributed by Saltwell Harriers. They offer a variety of challenge from pancake-flat (‘Count the Bridges’) to the highest point in Gateshead (‘Up and Down 10k’).

If you’re new to running, these routes are a great place to start, with only one longer than 10km. If you’ve been running for years and thought you’d covered every inch of Gateshead, then you might still find something new here!

Angel View

10km | Difficulty 3/5

Shipcote – Low Fell – Angel – Long Bank – Wrekenton – Old Durham Road – Shipcote

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Bill Quay Riverside

5km | Difficulty 2/5

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Count the Bridges

12km | Difficulty 1/5

Dunston Staithes – Swing Bridge – Scotswood Road – Scotswood Bridge – Keelman’s Way – MetroCentre – Dunston Staithes

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Gateshead Trail Race Route

10km | Difficulty 2/5

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Kibblesworth Canter

6km | Difficulty 2/5

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Longacre and Incline Trails

8km | Difficulty 3/5

Wrekenton – Ravensworth Golf Course – Smithy Lane – Longacre Woods – Bowes Incline Path – Eighten Banks – Wrekenton

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Teams & Quayside

7km | Difficulty 3/5

Team Valley – Teams Cyclepath – Dunston Staithes – Teams – Bensham – Team Valley

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Up and Down 10k

10km | Difficulty 4/5

Shipcote – Old Durham Road – Wrekenton – Ravensworth Golf Course – Harlow Green – Saltwell Road South – East Park Road – Shipcote

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Watergate Park

7km | Difficulty 3/5

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Windy Nook Wander

3km | Difficulty 2/5

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