Summer Walks in the Ouseburn Valley 2017

Explore the history, environment and future developments of the Ouseburn Valley with local experts and enthusiasts:

  • Most of the walks begin at 7pm on a Tuesday
  • The meeting point varies, if at the Ouseburn Trust it is at 53/55 Lime Street (opposite Seven Stories)
  • They cost £4 per person (free to Ouseburn Trust members)
  • Places on walks are limited so please book your place using the calendar below or by calling 0191 261 6596 or emailing

Tuesday 13th June The Route of the Quayside Railway From 1870 to 1969 an amazing railway carried goods on the steep incline between the Quayside and Manors Goods Yard. Walk the route with Jeff Taylor looking out for signs and hearing the stories. Meet at Manors Metro Station, ends Quayside. (FULLY BOOKED)

Eric Larkham Memorial Walk Jointly hosted by the Ouseburn Trust and Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA                               Tuesday 20th June (FULLY BOOKED), or Saturday 24th June (FULLY BOOKED) An Ouseburn Pubs Walk led by Mike Greatbatch TO Celebrate the life of Eric Larkham by exploring one of his favourite historical themes. We are unable to take more people on the walk but do come and meet us at The Cluny afterwards (8.30pm on Tuesday 20th, and 3.30pm on Saturday 24th)

Tuesday 27th June 7pm Newcastle Port led by Peter Jackson. Hear the stories of the bustling quayside over the centuries. Meet at The Guildhall, ends Hotel du Vin. Book your place here

Tuesday 4th July: 7pm Glasshouses, Mushrooms and St Lawrence.  Join Mike Greatbatch to discover the history of this old industrial district just east of the Ouseburn. Meet and finish at The Free Trade Inn. Book your place here

Tuesday 11th July: 7pm. St Ann’s Church Inside and Out Join Mike Greatbatch to discover the history of this beautiful church in its 250th year. Meet at Ouseburn Trust, ends St Ann’s Church. Book your place here

Tuesday 18th July: 7pm.  The Haunted Valley   Join renowned local author Stephen Laws on a walk to discover how growing up in and around the Ouseburn Valley inspired his writing career, including his horror novel 'Spectre' set in the Valley. Meet 7pm at Ouseburn Trust , ends at same point with a showing of the short film ‘The Secret’ filmed in The Cumberland Arms. Book your place here

Tuesday 25th July 7pm  Coal Mining in the Ouseburn Valley led by Les Turnbull. Coal mined nearby was crucial to the industrial development in the Valley – find out more about where and how it was mined. Meet at Ouseburn Trust, finish St Teresa's Church on Heaton Road. Book your place here

Tuesday 1st August 7pm  Cycling Ouseburn Potteries – join Cath Scaife and Dale Bolland for a gentle bike ride round Ouseburn visiting POTTERIES both past (Maling at Hoults Yard) and present (Kiln Pottery Studio on Hume Street) plus lots of other cultural and regeneration delights. Meet at Cycle Hub at 5.30pm, finishes 7pm at same point. Please make sure your bike is in good working order before joining the ride. Book your place here

Tuesday 22nd August 7pm  Waymarkers Walk – a series of sculptures and artworks were created in 2000-1 to mark key points and entrances to the valley. Visit, enjoy them (and count the bottles) on this walk with Lesley Turner. Meet at the City Stadium, just across the road from the new Star & Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street, ends Tyne Bar. Book your place here

Tuesday 29th August 7pm What’s next for Ouseburn – a look around future development sites and buildings with Ouseburn Futures’ Planning and Development Group. Meet at Ouseburn Trust.


Summer Walks in Ouseburn Valley

If you enjoy heritage guided walks take a look at the wonderful programme offered by our friends the Newcastle City Guides 

Meanwhile you can take your own A stroll around the Ouseburn with our self-guided leaflet

Or follow the overland route of the Victoria Tunnel with walks geared to its original use to transport coal, and its re-use as a World War Two air raid shelter:

For families there are some walks particularly suitable for children: