Cycle the historic Bede’s Way and retrace the journey made in the 7th century by the pilgrim monks. This 13-mile (21 km) cycling route through the tranquil Great North Forest located in the north-east of England will charm and enchant you.
Bede’s Way links the Anglo-Saxon monasteries of St Paul’s in Jarrow and St Peter’s in Wearmouth.
The route is a mixture of on- and off-road cycling.
A 13-mile (21 km) cycling route from St Peter’s in Wearmouth to St Paul’s in Jarrow, in Tyne and Wear.
The Bede’s Way cycle route consists of on- and off- road cycling. Cycle paths are mostly flat, however sometimes they may cover undulating ground.
|From||To||Distance (Miles)||Distance (Km)|
|St Peter’s Church, Wearmouth||St Paul’s Church, Jarrow||13||21|
There are a number of cafés between Wearmouth and Jarrow providing refreshments for all.
Public houses can be found at:
Roker Park, Marsden Bay, near Sunniside Farm, Hedworth Lane, and Primrose.
Public Toilets are located at:
Whitburn Sands and Marsden Bay.
Cycle Hire available at:
10-minutes away by bus at Darke Cycles
Tourist information available at:
St Peter’s Church, Wearmouth and St Paul’s Church, Jarrow
How to get here
St Peter’s Church is located in Wearmouth, Sunderland. St Paul’s Church is located in Jarrow.
Parking is available at:
|St Peter’s Church||Wearmouth||SR6 0DY|
|National Glass Centre||Wearmouth||SR6 0GL|
National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1 from Sunderland or NCN 7 from Washington.
1 John St,
Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.
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