Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Exhibition Park & Moors Run

Creative Commons: Graham Robson

In addition to the River Tye paths, the other signature run in Newcastle upon Tyne is around Exhibition Park and a series of Moors just north of the centre. One can easily put together a 7-8 mile run on the 1,000-acre moor (150 acres larger than New York’s Central Park!), all off-road, without overlapping. There are great views, and the moors are a classic town common/park. Use our full loop as a guideline to choose your distance! Bonus: Brewery in Exhibition Park!

Exhibition Park. Peter McDermott (cc-by-sa/2.0)

A good starting point is the centrally located Leazes Park, near the St. James’ Park stadium. Enjoy the paths there, and head north for 1 mile, crossing the A167 into Exhibition Park, with its iconic Military Vehicle Museum. Do a loop around the small reservoir, and then enjoy the gravel paths of the Town Moor. It’s 2.5 miles northwest through Town Moor, and Nuns Moor (North) as far as the Church Of The Ascension. Then, head south, using paths on the western end of Nuns Moor (North) or the road, to cross the A167 into Nuns Moor (Central). It’s 1.2 miles on paths through Nuns Moor (Central) & Nuns Moor (South). Note: the moor paths are lit at night.

Add-Ons: It’s ~1 mile south to the River Tyne paths.

Essentials
  • ~7.4 miles (12 km) for full loop, but can be shortened
  • 210 feet (64m) -- Town Moor & Nuns Moor are a climn headed north
  • Leazes Park or Exhibition Park are good start points
  • Multiple areas to start or access

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Essentials
  • ~7.4 miles (12 km) for full loop, but can be shortened
  • 210 feet (64m) -- Town Moor & Nuns Moor are a climn headed north
  • Leazes Park or Exhibition Park are good start points
  • Multiple areas to start or access