Pass the Allison Arms PH (L) and use marked safe cycle crossing to turn right into Church Bank and cross bridge over the River Don.
NCN 14 signs now appear
Choice of Route
Via River Don
Turn right across Church Bank and right down ramp to follow path through the trees - at Jarrow Bridge (R) join road and keep ahead following theelectricity power lines.
Near end of road bear left uphill through bollards and follow path around Oil Depot (L) - join road and ahead to t-jcn. and t urn right across road to join on road cycle lanes.
Via Entrance to Bedes World
Continue ahead up slight hill - over Pelican Crossing - pass entrance to Bedes World (R) and follow road between Oil Depot (R) and rail terminal (L) to T-jcn. Turn right and ahead to join on-road cycle lane.
Bede's World a museum of Saxon life and and the Life of the Venerable Bede
with reconstructions of Saxon houses, farms and halls
Jarrow Hall and St Pauls Monastry are close by - see links below.
Ahead on cycle lane to pass Tyne Road Tunnel Ventilation Building (L) to T-jcn.
Choice of Route
Cross river link to Hadrian's Cycleway NCN 72 via Tyne Cycle Tunnel
(links to Hadrian's Cycleway website which will open in a new window)
Turn right into Commercial Road next left and cross brick paved area
and use cycle ramp to descend to tunnel entrance.
Click here for information about Cycle Tunnel.
Click here for sketch map of cycle links to Cycle Tunnel on both sides of the River Tyne
Up river to Newcastle
Down river to Tynemouth
South Entrance Rotunda
South side escalators
It is possible to use either link on the north side to go either way
but this only adds distance to journey !!
Continue up river
Continue on cycle lane up to roundabout and turn right - ahead passing Dougies Tavern (L) to next roundabout and straight over.
Up river to Gateshead and Blaydon
Down river to South Shields and Ferry
Jarrow Bridge 1389
St. Pauls Monsatry
St. Pauls Church
stone bridge built in 1389 across the River Don
- part of the medieval road to St. Peters (sister
church of St. Pauls) in Monkwearmouth,
Pauls Monastry and Church
church has been used as a place of worship for over 1300 years.
Inside you can view the foundations of the large Saxon church of the monastery founded in AD681 by Benedict Biscop. There
are also fine examples of Saxon stone carvings created by the monks to celebrate the glory of God. In the chancel, look at
the three round-headed windows - the monks made the glass here during
the 7th century. The church, which has a well stocked shop, is open
to visitors during daylight hours, except
during church services.
World and Jarrow
extraordinary life of the Venerable Bede created a rich legacy that
is celebrated today at Bedes World. Bede lived and worked
here 1300 years ago. Bedes World includes a museum housing
a major exhibition that transports visitors through the makings
of Bedes Northumbria. There is a restaurant in the old Jarrow
Hall, next to a recreated Anglo Saxon Farm with many rare breeds
of animals and a full-size early Northumbrian timber hall. For further
information on opening times and admission costs, telephone (0191)
more information and photographs visit
on the Tyne 2004