Wellness Walk Monday 10th May 2021 Tynemouth Blue Plaque Walk


6 places available



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.

COVID Notification

The walk will be delivered in accordance with local covid regulations in force at the time. This might mean, for example, but not limited to, maintaining social distancing and walking in groups of six.


  1. John Webb (verified owner)

    Great day out, where did the time go? As Mick said, I’d better add a couple of more hours to my suggested timings for future walks because the group enjoyed the day out so much.

  2. Christine (verified owner)

    Yes great day out and weather was kind to us. Lovely to meet new friends to enjoy a walk, learn more facts of the area, chat and coffee to finish. Looking forward to booking more walks.

  3. Penny (verified owner)

    I had a lovely day, met some lovely people and look forward to meeting with others who will possibly share some lovely times xxxl

  4. Penny (verified owner)

    I had a lovely day, met some lovely people and look forward to meeting with others who will possibly share some lovely times !.

  5. Mickr (verified owner)

    Had a very good day with a nice group of people nd I’m looking forward to future events, thanks to John and Diane for organising the walk

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