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! Sunderland KEY

The Category Sunderland is a subset of Tyne and Wear.


The following Sunderland Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Sunderland

- Washington U3A

*Houghton and District Ramblers

'Founded on the 16th October 1975 as Bursgreen Ramblers. The name was changed in 2004. We organise walks in County Durham, Weardale, Northumberland, North Yorks, The Lake District, Cumbria & Teesdale ... Houghton & District Ramblers is a independent group. It is not necessary to be a member of the RA to be a member of H&DR but many members are.'

*Sunderland Walking Club

'We aim to offer walks with a coach provided every second Sunday, and on a Saturday once a month, In addition, we offer walks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Saturdays using cars or public transport.'

*Washington Wetland Centre

'Discover more about the fascinating wild flora and fauna of WWT Washington by joining us for a 'walk with a warden".'

Bede's Way
Distance (miles)12

'Bede's Way has been devised to link the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Peter's in Wearmouth and St Paul's in Jarrow. Today the route follows a safe and enjoyable path through the Great North Forest, covering twelve miles of rich landscape, delightful seascape, rolling hills and meandering streams.'

Description from

The Jarrow Team Ministry

See also

Bede's Way Walk  [St Peter's Wearmouth]

Durham Heritage Coastal Footpath
Distance (miles)11

''From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England ... '

Herrington Country Park Art and Sculpture Trail
Distance (miles)2

'Herrington Country Park is located on Chester Road, opposite Penshaw Monument. The park was developed from a former colliery site, and many of the art and sculpture pieces represent the link to its mining history.'

Description from

See it Do it Sunderland

Roker Beach to Beamish Trail
Distance (miles)15

'Starts on the seafront at Roker in Sunderland and travels inland to the pretty village of Beamish ... Largely traffic free with some short on road sections. No hills, but there is a climb on the section beside Sunderland Enterprise Park.'

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St Peter's Sculpture Trail
Distance (miles)1

'The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C2C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and present.'

Description from

See It Do It Sunderland

Sunderland Heritage Trails

'Sunderland is steeped in history with many hidden treasures to discover. The historic and natural environment can have a positive effect on both mental and physical wellbeing. Why not give yourself a boost, get outside, get active and reconnect with history and nature with Sunderland City Council's heritage walks?'

Description from

Sunderland City Council

Weardale Way
Distance (miles)77

'The Way follows principally the meandering line of the Wear River either from its mouth at Sunderland to close to its source in the North Pennines at Killhope or it can be walked in the opposite direction travelling in a general NE direction.'

Description from

The Durham Cow

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