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Marsden Bay and Cleadon Hills is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Marsdon, Tyne and Wear, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 410 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Views Wildlife
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NOTE: Part of the coastal path is closed due to erosion. A circular coastal walk from Marsden in Tyne and Wear. The route heads inland through the rolling farmland and meadows before returning along a stretch of the dramatic coast. There is plenty of interest along the way with old windmills, the iconic Cleadon Water Tower, the impressive coastal sea stacks and lovely views throughout, which stretch for miles around. The walk has several long but gentle climbs and descents. The paths are generally firm but can be muddy in winter and some parts can be a little overgrown in the summer so long trousers are recommended. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus seven stiles (low stone stiles and low wooden stiles with large open gaps alongside that should be easy for most dogs to pass through or climb over). The fields along the route were all crop fields (not holding any livestock) at the time of writing. The route crosses a golf course so take particular care here to avoid any flying stray golf balls. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

Marsden is located on the southern outskirts of South Shields on the North Sea Coast, Tyne and Wear. The walk starts and finishes from the National Trust Whitburn Coastal Park car park (free of charge at the time of writing) which is signed off the A183 Coast Road. Turn into the entrance, then turn right (NOT left which leads to Souter Lighthouse) and follow the road down to the car park at the very end of the lane. Approximate post code SR6 7NQ.

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Daniel Richardson
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Great walk with lovely views

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Conor Pinkney
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Amber Bulloch
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Lovely easy route and a few coffee shop options along the coast

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Melanie Kirby-Jackson
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Nice easy route with gorgeous views and a bit of history

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Nicole Jansen
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Walk across golf course between the yellow posts, straight ahead when walking out of the trees. Coastal path has been renewed with a new fence. Good to walk along again. I went off trail a little to take in some of the sea views, worth the extra few steps!

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Harrison Elliott
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Anthony Stuart
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Lovely, relatively easy walk. Taking in the amazing cliffs and rock formations of Marsden. Then up into the hills with wonderful views of both Newcastle and Sunderland cities. Well worth 2 to 3 hours walking!

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Dave Morland
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The coastal path from the caravan site to Souter is closed. There is a path on the other side of the road that you can access directly at the end of the bridleway. The path takes you to Souter.

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Kay Mackie
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Part of the coastal path is closed due to erosion. Rest all great though!

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Sam Lomas
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Laura Clarke
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Kelsey Mcluckie
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Chris O'Doherty
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George Inman
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Dave Pring
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Tom Hindmarch
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Gemma Alderson
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Michael Smith
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Ryan Scott
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Callum Waldon
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Mark Stanners
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coralie bretez
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Michael Defty
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Redwin Evangelista
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Mark Ellis
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Sarah Henderson
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Elizabeth Notten
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Darren Lovell
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Kay Mackie
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Kerry Marie
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