Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse standing proud.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Things to see and do

Visitors walking along path to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Explore  

Visit the lighthouse, a 'marvel of its age', and head outdoors to explore The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park.

Visitors walking towards Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Get active 

Walk to make the most of coastal views, run along the finishing stretch of the world famous Great North Run or cycle the 10.5 miles that make up the two rivers cycle way.

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

The Souter Saunter 

Take the Souter Saunter and discover much more than a lighthouse standing alone on the coast.

A boy and girl sit on the grass looking at an insect they have found

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 at Souter  

Tick some mini-adventures off your list.

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Eating and shopping

A selection of cakes and scones on the counter at Souter Lighthouse cafe

Eating at Souter Lighthouse 

Take time out to indulge in delicious refreshments in the Lighthouse Cafe or grab a snack on the go from our kiosk on The Leas. Browse our second hand bookshop for your next good read, perfect with a cuppa and cake.

A child pours whisked eggs from a jug into a mixing bowl while stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon.

Souter Lighthouse recipes 

A selection of our favourite recipes for you to make at home.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

History walk

Sat 12 Feb 2022
10:30-12:30
Join our team's history buff to step back in time.

Build a bird box: 21, 23 & 25 February

Mon 21 Feb 2022
11:00-16:00
We're getting hands on to help birds this half term.

Souter sports: 22 & 24 February

Tue 22 Feb 2022
11:00-15:00
Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family including football, badminton and archery.

Marsden nature walk

Sun 06 Mar 2022
10:30-15:30
Join rangers on an eight mile walk to spot local wildlife.
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Places to stay

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 1, Tyne & Wear

As part of the lighthouse, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the coast.

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2, Tyne & Wear

A cliff top cottage neighbouring the iconic lighthouse.

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Wildlife

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Learning

Schoolchildren in a classroom work on a craft activity

Learning with Souter Lighthouse 

We've developed a series of learning activities, based at Souter Lighthouse or in school.

An artist's impression shows the imagined interior of the planned new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre, with views towards Souter Lighthouse

Plans for new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre  

Discover more about our vision for an eco-friendly visitor and learning centre in Whitburn Coastal Park. A small building with big ideas.

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Join or give

A migrating red breasted flycatcher is held in a hand during a bird ringing event

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas on the National Trust Collections website