The Leas is two and a half miles of wave cut foreshore and coastal grassland. Whitburn Coastal Park is reclaimed colliery land criss-crossed with managed paths. Discover the history and scenic coastal views your way.
Whether you want a stroll or something more challenging, there's a walking route to suit everyone. If you're a walking group and want to arrange a stop at Souter to refuel and refresh, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Fancy a challenge? Try Orienteering!
Take the Souter Saunter and discover...
A dramatic coast
A lost village
A variety of seabirds
Ghosts of industry past
Easy walks on well-established limestone footpaths
The two rivers cycle way is a 10.5 mile circular route starting in South Shields, continuing along the Leas and past the lighthouse.
Get a free hot drink with any food purchase when you arrive at Souter on your bike.
The Leas is a great place to stretch your legs, it's the finishing stretch of the world famous Great North Run and also plays host to a park run every Saturday.
The scenic coastline around Souter provides the perfect backdrop for all kinds of activities.
Have a go at orienteering with our map.