Route 141 is also known as The Keelmans Way, which links Wylam and the upper reaches of the Tyne with Central Gateshead and Newcastle and the Bill Quay area.

The route follows the south bank of the River Tyne to connect the hugely popular Sea-2-Sea route at Derwenthaugh (Route 14) with Hadrian’s Cycleway (Route 72) at Wylam.

The riverside route will eventually include 2km of new traffic-free cycleway which is currently under construction between Blaydon Burn and Newburn Bridge, as well as a new walkway below Newburn Bridge and surfacing improvements along the river at Ryton.


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Please note

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.

Please help us protect this route

Route 141 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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