Summer Solstice Story Walk: North Marine Park and The Groyne

Thursday 20 June 2024
Time: 18:30
Price: Free
The Tyne Lifeboat

Come and join us for a pleasant evening walk on the longest day of the year. You'll hear a few folk tales along the way too!

We'll meet next to the Tyne Lifeboat before heading down to the sea front.

Our route takes us along the promenade, past the Weebles and down to The Groyne.

On return, we'll walk through the North Marine Park, taking in the superb views across the harbour from the Lawe Top.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Distance: 1.6 miles

Total height climbed along the route: 80ft

Terrain: Good footpaths (concrete or tarmac) throughout the walk. There are some moderately steep paths within the North Marine Park.

Steps: There is a large set of steps leading up into the North Marine Park but these can be avoided with a very slight detour.

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Toilets: There are toilets at the Haven Point Carpark.

Public transport to The Word:

South Shields Interchange (bus and metro) is about a 13 minute walk away. Buses 516 and E1 stop next to our start/finish point.


The Tyne Lifeboat

1 Pier Parade

South Shields

NE33 2JS

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