The Ouseburn is not a long river. It rises in the North of the city of Newcastle near the airport and runs for approximately 11 miles (17.5km) to join the River Tyne a mile east of Newcastle Quayside. The river runs through a steep-sided valley where for centuries it was necessary to descend and ascend to travel from the eastern suburbs to the city. Following the construction of a railway viaduct (1837) and Byker Bridge (1878) Newcastle Council embarked on an ambitious plan from the late 1800s to channel the river through a culvert from Jesmond Vale to the Lower Ouseburn Valley, a distance of 700 meters, and in-fill the valley above it to gain additional land and improve transport links.

Part One | the guided walk

10.30am | Numbers limited | Booking essential

The starting point to be announced following booking. The walk does NOT include access into the culvert. Please note, the walk is not suitable for those with mobility issues or pushchairs and includes one steep ascent.

Part Two | online talk

7pm - 8pm | Booking essential

Book your free tickets through the booking calendar below.