Itineraries

The Northern Saints Trails maybe long-distance hikes across the north east, but that doesn’t stop you from exploring these incredible trails your own way!

You can explore the Northern Saints Trails in any direction, and walk as little, or a much as you choose, the possibilities are endless! From shorter walks in the great outdoors to fun filled days out at amazing attractions, there’s lots to enjoy for all ages and abilities.

Check out our smaller bitesize itineraries below to pick your next Northern Saints adventure.

The Angel's Way – Bitesize Walk One

Laing Art Gallery

Fill up your Senses – Sights, Sounds and Flavours to Feed the Soul  Distance: 1-2 miles Start: Baltic Square, Gateshead…

The Angel's Way – Bitesize Walk Three

Seaton Delaval Hall

A Picturesque Harbour, the Mischievous Delavals & a Holy Well.  Distance: 4-6 miles Start: Seaton Sluice (public bus, car or…

The Angel's Way - Bitesize Walk Two

Angel of the North

A Hidden Gem Art Gallery, a Victorian Park and Iconic Artwork. Distance: 2-4 miles Start: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (via public…

The Way of Learning – Bitesize Walk One

St Peter’s church

Glassmaking, Golden Beaches and the Father of English History.        Distance: 1-2 miles Start: National…

The Way of Learning – Bitesize Walk Three

Durham Castle

A Monks' Holiday Retreat, a Fortified Castle and a Magnificent Cathedral.         Distance: 4-6…

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,…

The Way of Life - Bitesize Walk One

Mining Art Gallery

Discover the wonderful delights of Bishop Auckland, an ancient market town. Distance: 1-2 miles Start: Bishop Auckland (public bus,…

The Way of Life – Bitesize Walk Three

Locomotion

Men of Coal & Iron, Four Brave Brothers the Beautiful Game and a Saxon Church Distance: 4-6 miles Start: West Auckland (public…

The Way of Life – Bitesize Walk Two

Kynren

Railways and Romans in and around Bishop Auckland Distance: 2- 4 miles Start: Bishop Auckland (public bus, car or bike) Route:…

The Way of Light – Bitesize Walk One

Durham Cathedral

Stunning Stained Glass, a World Heritage Site and Beautiful Riverbank Walks.     Distance: 1-2 miles…

The Way of Light – Bitesize Walk Two

North Pennines

A Honey-Stoned Village, Dark Skies and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.     Distance: 2-4 miles…

The Way of Light – Taster Walk 3 (Reivers, Hadrian, Meandering Rivers and a Lively Historic Market Town)

Hadrians Wall

Visitor Type: Small groups Visitor Needs: Escapism / adventure (night time walking) Theme: History and Landscapes Distance: 4-6…

The Way of Love – Bitesize Walk One

The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Hartlepool 

St Hilda, the Georgians and Naval Bombardment.  Distance: 1-2 miles Start: The Headland, Hartlepool…

The Way of Love – Bitesize Walk Three

Durham Gardens

Iron Age Defences, and Historic Gardens and a Unique Haven for Nature. Distance: 4-6 miles…

The Way of Love – Bitesize Walk Two

St Mary Magdelene church

King Coal, King Cnut and the Trimdons. Distance: 2-4 miles Start: Wingate  Route: Wingate – Trimdon Colliery…

The Way of the Sea – Bitesize Walk One

Tynemouth Priory

Monks, Admirals and Fish & Chips Distance: 1 -2 miles Start: Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Fish Quay (public bus, train,…

The Way of the Sea – Bitesize Walk Three

Amble Marina

Warrior Earls, Wildlife Watching and Charming Seaside Towns.         Distance: 4-6 miles…

The Way of the Sea – Bitesize Walk Two

Spanish City

A Surfer's Paradise, a Local Art Colony and a Spanish City.       Distance: 2-4 miles Start: Tynemouth…

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