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Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel - Things to Know Before Visiting

Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel, Wallsend NE28 6SG, UK


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About Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

This was Britain’s first purpose-built cyclist tunnel, and it links to routes along the United Kingdom’s National Cycling network. The tunnels were built to connect the Tyneside neighborhoods of Howdon and Jarrow. A wondrful engineering project which involved miners operating in compressed air to excavate the tunnels. It actually consists of two tunnels running in parallel, one for pedestrian use with a 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in) diameter, and a larger 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in) diameter tunnel for pedal cyclis

Attractions Near Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

Jarrow Hall: Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village, and Bede Museum
Jarrow Hall: Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village, and Bede Museum1.13km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

Jarrow Hall, the world’s only Anglo-Saxon farm and village and Bede Museum, is officially opening its doors full-time this weekend following on from its takeover by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle. The site features a museum dedicated to the life and times of the famous monk, with other features and attractions.

St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow
St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow1.36km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

The monastery at Jarrow was one of Europe's most influential centres of learning and culture in the 7th century. The remains standing today are from the medieval monastery, but part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery survives today as the chancel of St Paul's Church. Inside the church, cemented into the wall of the tower, is the original stone slab which records in a Latin inscription the dedication of the church on 23 April AD 685, which is the oldest church dedication stone in England.

St Peter's Church, Wallsend
St Peter's Church, Wallsend2.01km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

St. Peter's is an Anglo-Saxon church located in Monthwearmouth, Sunderland, that was first built in 674 CE by the local noble Benedict Biscop. It is one of three churches in the Parish of Monkwearmouth. The others are All Saints' Church, Monkwearmouth and St Andrew's Church, Roker.

Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum
Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum2.79km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

Segedunum was a Roman fort at modern-day Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK. The fort lay at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall near the banks of the River Tyne, forming the easternmost portion of the wall. It was in use as a garrison for approximately 300 years, from around 122 AD, almost up to 400AD. Today, Segedunum is the most thoroughly excavated fort along Hadrian's Wall, and is operated as Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum.

Stephenson Steam Railway
Stephenson Steam Railway3.16km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

The North Tyneside Steam Railway and Stephenson Steam Railway are visitor attractions in North Tyneside, North East England. The museum and railway workshops share a building on Middle Engine Lane adjacent to the Silverlink Retail Park. The railway is a standard gauge line, running south for 2 miles from the museum to Percy Main. The railway is operated by the North Tyneside Steam Railway Association. The museum is managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums on behalf of North Tyneside Council

Richardson Dees Park
Richardson Dees Park3.18km from Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel

Richardson Dees Park is a friendly park located in Wallsend.It has a large enclosed play area with decent play equipment for all ages, an outdoor gym, sports pitches (including tennis courts and a bowling green), woodlandwalks, ducks to feed, a cafe, a skate park, lots of green space and public toilets. It also has so many other options in this area and also you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.