There are several miles of paths and seven bridges along the River Tyne that make for some nice running. Stitch together your own route, using the options & suggestions below. Nearly 7 miles on the north side, and 5+ miles on the south side. Near the centre, Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge, and Redeugh Bridge are good for crossing. Note: no bridges east of Millennium Bridge until the Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel.
North Bank West to Scottswood. A nearly seamless paved path, also called Cycle Route 72, runs along the north side of the river west to Scottswood. It’s 3.5 miles to the bridge just east of the A1. There are nice views of the river the whole way. Paths continue west of there, but they’re not 100% seamless.
North Bank Headed East to Riverside Park. The paved Cycle Route 72 path aklso runs east alongside the water for 3.2 miles to Riverside Park, with nice water views the whole way! At Mile 2, entering Riverside Park, option to continue along inland on Cycle Route 72, or right alongside the river on Hadrian’s Way. Our map ends at the end of Hadrian’s Way, but you can continue north along Cycle Route 72 for another 2.5 miles to the Wallsend or Hadrian Rd. subway stations.
South Bank Headed East to Riverside Park. There’s also nice running on the south bank of the River Tyne. From the Millennium Bridge, you can run ~5 miles east to Riverside Park. It’s not a 100% seamless path. From the bridge, follow the mix of dedicated paths and roads along the rive (Shore Rd., Tyne Rd.). The eastern ~2 miles through Riverside Park are a lovely mix of waterside and woodland paths.
Add-Ons: There are additional paths in the parks, and also more miles of paths beyond what we’ve mapped, although not 100% contiguous.