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!
10km | Difficulty 3/5
Shipcote – Low Fell – Angel – Long Bank – Wrekenton – Old Durham Road – Shipcote
Bill Quay Riverside
5km | Difficulty 2/5
Count the Bridges
12km | Difficulty 1/5
Dunston Staithes – Swing Bridge – Scotswood Road – Scotswood Bridge – Keelman’s Way – MetroCentre – Dunston Staithes
Gateshead Trail Race Route
10km | Difficulty 2/5
6km | Difficulty 2/5
Longacre and Incline Trails
8km | Difficulty 3/5
Wrekenton – Ravensworth Golf Course – Smithy Lane – Longacre Woods – Bowes Incline Path – Eighten Banks – Wrekenton
Teams & Quayside
7km | Difficulty 3/5
Team Valley – Teams Cyclepath – Dunston Staithes – Teams – Bensham – Team Valley
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