The port city of Sunderland is located 10 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is on the River Wear’s mouth to the North Sea. We’ve put together several nice routes for running in Sunderland: paths along the River Wear, waterfront running along the North Sea, and some nice parks south of the city. For more in the area, see our running guide to Newcastle upon Tyne, which includes the coastal towns of South Shields & Tynemouth.
In Sunderland, there’s nice running on paths along the River Wear. We also love the seafront run, which includes a promenade, parks, coastal bluffs, and the runnable Roker Beach. South of Sunderland, we’ve put together a 6-mile loop combining Barnes Park & Silksworth. Herrington Country Park is also a nice running option.