50+ Places for a New Years Day Walk in the Northeast

Normally New Years Day would be spent in pyjamas with a mighty hangover following a party the night before to welcome in the New Year. This year will be very different for many of us, especially those in tier 3 in the Northeast where the rule of 6 does not apply to indoor spaces. This essentially means we will be unable to celebrate seeing the back of 2020 with our loved ones.

Instead, my family will make the most of the day off, and go for a lovely long walk together. This will allow us to not only start the year on the right foot with exercise and fresh air. But it will also mean we are able to safely enjoy each others company and take advantage of the rule of 6 outdoors.

I’d imagine many other families are in similar situations and want to enjoy the great outdoors on the first day of 2021. I’ve put together this long list of places that you can all enjoy. Please be aware than some of these places might require booking in advance. Also be mindful of the current situation and try not to travel when unnecessary.

Sunset from Tunstall Hill

Sunderland

  1. Herrington Country Park and Penshaw Monument
  2. Seaburn and Roker Beaches
  3. Barnes Park
  4. Ryhope Cliffs and Beach
  5. Tunstall Hill
  6. Souter Lighthouse

See my blog post Top 5 Places for Daily Walks in Sunderland

Tynemouth

Newcastle and Tyneside

  1. Jesmond Dene
  2. Ouseburn
  3. Newcastle Quayside
  4. Tynemouth
  5. Rising Sun Country Park
  6. Whitley Bay
Dunstanburgh Castle

Northumberland

  1. Walltown Country Park and Hadrian’s Wall
  2. Northumberlandia
  3. Rothbury
  4. Hadrian’s Wall
  5. Dunstanburgh Castle and Crastor
  6. Sycamore Gap
  7. Warkworth Castle
  8. Walltown Country Park
  9. Bamburgh Castle
  10. Amble
  11. Embleton Bay
  12. Seahouses
  13. Lindisfarne
  14. Hexham
  15. Druridge Bay
  16. Kielder Forest and Waterpark
  17. Plessey Woods
  18. Bolam Lake Country Park
  19. Corbridge
  20. Wansbeck Country Park
  21. Bedlington Country Park
Hamsterley Forest

County Durham

  1. Raby Castle
  2. Hamsterley Forest
  3. Durham Heritage Coast
  4. High Force Waterfall
  5. Derwent Reservoir
  6. Finchale Abbey
  7. Great Aycliffe Way
  8. Durham Riverside Walk
Whitby

North Yorkshire

  1. Whitby
  2. North Yorkshire Moors
  3. Robin Hoods Bay
  4. Yorkshire Dales
  5. Roseberry Topping
  6. Saltburn-by-the-sea
  7. Osmotherly and Codbeck Reservoir
  8. White Horse Walk
  9. Scarborough
  10. Farnedale
Noses Point, Durham Heritage Coast

Well I really hope you manage to find something from this list! Please do let me know if there are any places I need to add to this list. Or if you end up going to any of these places id love to hear about your visit.

Stay Safe and Happy New Year!

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