Spring Walks Across the North East

Bluebells, daffodils and fresh sunny days. Spring is a time to get outside and explore, so shake off the winter blues and put your walking boots on. From long beach walks to countryside strolls, here is a list of fantastic spring walks across the North East for the whole family to enjoy.

St Mary’s Lighthouse to North Shields Fish Quay

St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay, NE26 4RS / Fish Quay, North Shields, NE30 1JA

The North East has a generous array of beautiful coastline. Walk from the iconic St Mary’s Lighthouse, passing Whitley Bay’s newly refurbished promenade. Continue along the coast past Cullercoats to Tynemouth’s historic Priory and Castle, ending the walk on North Shields Fish Quay.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you fuelled along the way. A lovely walk with the family.


Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR

From woodland trails and hidden gardens, you can spend the day exploring. See spring come to life as the flowers bloom and bring colour to Wallington.

With a variety of trails, you can pick a walk that suits you and your family.

Newcastle Quayside

Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Take a stroll along the stunning quayside of Newcastle, surrounded by beautiful architecture and lovely views over the River Tyne.  If you’re visiting Newcastle Quayside on a Sunday, you can enjoy the markets, showcasing food, drinks and gifts from local businesses.

Whether the sun is out or not, there are plenty of places in and outside to sit and take in the view, with your favourite drink in hand.

Craster to Low Newton 

Craster, Alnwick, England / Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, England

Beginning in the fishing village of Craster, this bracing coastal walk takes you past the imposing ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, along the curving stretch of Embleton Bay to Low Newton by the Sea.

Souter Lighthouse to South Shields

Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR6 7NH / South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Hike among the craggy rocks, surrounded by scenic coastal views and wildlife nestled in the limestone cliffs of the Leas and Marsden bay.  At low tide you can walk along the beach, but make sure you check the schedule.

You can even find a pub-in-a-cave on route.

We hope you enjoy these lovely spring walks. Let us know your favourite place to walk in spring Tweet us @NewcastleBSoc