This route uses National Route 14 to link the Baltic gallery on the South Bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead to the Bill Quay Community Farm. Mostly flat and traffic-free, the route features a few short hills and two short on-road sections - at the start of the ride neat the Baltic and around the AkzoNobel Factory.
Baltic is the largest gallery of its kind in the world. It presents an ever-changing diverse programme of contemporary visual art, ranging from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community.
Bill Quay Community Farm was set up in the mid-1980s and is home to a variety of livestock, including many rare breeds. The farm also hosts a new art trail made up of 25 exhibits, all with a farm-life theme created by local artists.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.