This 5 mile circular walk is part of our series of “Wellness Walks” The walks are designed to offer widows and widowers the opportunity to meet up to improve their mental and physical wellbeing after a year of near isolation and deprived of company. We also recognise that many members, especially those recently bereaved, may be anxious about venturing outside. The walks, we hope, will also help to build confidence and lead to us rebuilding our lives after lockdown. All walks take place within Tyne and Wear, though we do hope to offer similar walks and events in other areas. To be as inclusive as possible, walks start and end at a metro station and are between 3.5 and 8.5 miles in length.
The meeting place for today’s walk is Tynemouth Metro Station, 10.15am for a 10.30am start. Limited parking is available on Tynemouth Front Street (pay for three hours) or free parking is available near to Tynemouth Priory – signposted and a ten minute walk from the metro station.
During todays walk, we will learn a little of the history and culture of Tynemouth and North Shields, from the building of Tynemouth Castle in 800 AD through to Garibaldi in 1854 proclaiming his plans in Tynemouth for a unified Italy along with his “Red Shirts” (succeeded in 1861). There are several other interesting stops, including the statue of Stan Laurel in Dockray Square, where he lived from 1897 until 1906. We could go on………………but why not hear the full story and join us on the walk!
Please bring a packed lunch and a drink, although there will be ample opportunity in Tynemouth to buy lunch and tea/coffee.
On booking, please complete the “Day Event” booking form from the link on your booking confirmation.