Walks and wildlife sites

Love Exploring App

We are delighted that the Love Exploring App is now available in South Tyneside. 

The app, which is free to download, allows you to follow guided trails around the area and discover more about our rich history, public art and places to visit.

There is also a games section which takes you into the world of augmented reality - you may even meet some dinosaurs on your travels!

Find out more at Love Exploring App.

South Tyneside Family Discovery Trails

South Tyneside Council has created walks and trails for families to take part in. There are many walks within South Tyneside, these include walks along the beaches, coastlines, parks and hills.

For full details about the walks including activities to complete along the way, visit: 

South Tyneside Family Discovery Trails

Walks and wildlife sites leaflets

There are many leaflets available providing more information about the sites of wildlife interest and walks within South Tyneside.

Choose from the list below to open a printable PDF document for each walk.

Sites of wildlife interest

Self guided walks

Self guided heath walks 

Long distance routes and national trails

For more seasoned walkers, horse riders and cyclists, there are a number of local and national long distance routes which can be found in the North East.

For information on these routes, visit:

New for 2020-21 is the Northern Saints Trails, a series of 6 walking trails across the North East which are based on ancient pilgrimage routes. The Way of Learning route links Jarrow to Sunderland and then Durham.