Itinerary Planner

The Way of Learning – Bitesize Walk Two

Jarrow Hall

A Windmill, a Water Tower and Wonderland Author.      

Distance: 2-4 miles

Start: Whitburn  (public bus, car, bike)

Route: Whitburn – Well House – Cleadon Hills (windmill) – Sunniside Farm – west to Whiteleas – Tileshed Local Nature Reserve/Tileshed Lane

Finish: Tileshed Local Nature Reserve

In a nutshell:

Lewis Carroll (d.1898), author of the weirdly wonderful “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “Alice in Wonderland” was a frequent visitor to the home of his cousin in the charming village of Whitburn.   Picture-postcard perfect with a tree-lined main street and handsome Georgian and Victorian houses Whitburn makes a gracious start to this family favourite walk.

Whitburn may face the sea but to its west lies the Cleadon Hills with the landmark ruin of Cleadon Windmill constructed from local Magnesian Limestone in the 1820s for the grinding of corn. The chimney of Cleadon Water Tower is not far away and both make interesting targets to aim for. 

A former brick and tile works has been developed into a wildlife haven at Tileshed Local Nature Reserve. Look for frogs, toads and dragonflies (seasonal) or enjoy the adjacent “edible landscape” where old and unusual varieties of fruit trees have been planted.    

Why not visit:

  • St Paul’s Monastery, Jarrow
  • Jarrow Hall, Jarrow – Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village, and Bede Museu offers a window into the world of  the7th century monk, writer and historian, the Venerable Bede and the monks who lived at St Paul's Monastery. 
  • Souter Lighthouse, Marsden 

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Church Bank
    Tyne and Wear
    NE32 3DZ


    +44 0191 4897052
  2. Jarrow Hall

    Church Bank, Jarrow

    Contact Details:

    Anglo-Saxon Farm
    Village and Bede Museum
    Church Bank
    South Tyneside
    NE32 3DY


    +44 0191 424 1585
  3. Contact Details:

    Coast Road
    Tyne and Wear
    SR6 7NH


    +44 0191 529 3161

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
St Pauls Church and Monastic Site (54.9806,-1.4719)Jarrow Hall (54.9821,-1.47519)0.24
Jarrow Hall (54.9821,-1.47519)Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (54.97064,-1.36414)6.49
Total Distance *6.73 miles
Estimated Journey Time13 minutes

* Approximate distance by road