Acomb - River North Tyne - Acomb

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This is a good little afternoon filler. The confluence of the rivers is a fine picnic spot and the water from the South Tyne gently tumbles into the North Tyne, which has cut a deeper bed. There are numerous tracks following the river, some of which may be difficult if the water is high. The banks here often undergo drastic changes during the winter months too.

The area beyond Waymark 4 is a bird sanctuary and quickly enters private land with difficult access. Having climbed to the old railway track (Waymark 6), it is possible to continue north for a short way to get glimpses of the wide valley gorge below, but a fence soon bars the way to the private land and the only way out is to retrace your steps.

Please note this route has been shortened to take into account dangerous path erosion at certain points along the Tyne.

England - North England - Northumberland - Tynedale


Birds, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
4/27/2022 - Brian Tack

So pleased to see that this walk has been updated. It would have been a pity to have lost it as it's a good one. We explored the area and not only had the bank collapsed, lots of the public footpath has completely disappeared further along, such a shame.

6/5/2021 - Brian Tack

This is really a nice little walk. We saw where North and South Tyne meet, which we always wondered about. Only 2 little drawbacks, the bank has collapsed near A19 so you need to try and get close to the river somewhat earlier. Could be dodgy if water is high. Plus crossing the A19 can be dicey at peak times.

12/5/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

With huge thanks to Paul Shorrock for updating this walk December 2008.

12/12/2004 - Lionel Kremer

9/12/04 - outgoing riverside path overgrown & neglected. Pretty area - heron flying by river. Return path 12-14 obscure with barbed-wired stile & padlocked gate. Fun but rough going in places. Pat & Lionel Kremer

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