Posted 21st May 2022
Ouseburn Trust is pleased to announce its new programme of themed Summer walks on Tuesday evenings from June to August. The full list is below and includes new walks and old favourites.
From the history of our local pleasure gardens to exploring Ouseburn's wildlife, we've got a themed walk to suit everyone. Browse the full summer programme below, and book your place for each walk through the booking calendar at the bottom of this page.
Walks cost £5 per person | Booking is essential
Tuesday 14 June 6pm
This delightful walk follows the path of the Ouseburn from South Gosforth to the Tyne. Discover Jesmond Dene, Armstrong Park and Heaton Park, which were laid out as private pleasure gardens in the mid-19th Century. By way of contrast, the walk finishes in the Lower Ouseburn Valley, the very heart of Newcastle’s industrial heritage. Duration: 2 Hours
Led by Andrew Buckley. Meet at South Gosforth Metro Station, ends at the Tyne Bar.
Tuesday 21 June 7pm
This walk, in memory of Eric Larkham, will focus on the lost pubs on the east Quayside.
Led by Mike Greatbatch. Meet at Ouseburn Trust offices, ends at the Free Trade Inn
Tuesday 28 June, 7pm
From the late 1800s Newcastle council embarked on an ambitious plan to channel the Ouseburn through a culvert from Jesmond Vale to the Lower Ouseburn Valley, a distance of 700 meters. Join this overland walk to find out how the culvert was built and how it has affected the local landscape. The walk does NOT include access into the culvert.
Led by Iain Kitt. Meet on the City Stadium, ends under the Railway Viaduct
Tuesday 5 July, 7pm
A series of sculptures and artworks were created in 2000-1 to mark key points and entrances to the valley. Enjoy them, along with more recent examples of public art in the Lower Ouseburn Valley.
Led by David Carr. Meet on the City Stadium, ends on the Village Green
Tuesday 12 July, 7pm
Based on historic research this walk will take in the sites of Ouseburn murders, attempted murders, and unexplained deaths in all their gory detail.
Led by Diane Humberstone. Meet at the Ouseburn Trust offices
Led by Cain Scrimgeour. Details to be confirmed.
Tuesday 26 July 7pm
The walk follows how "horsepower" evolved from the reliance of horse drawn wagons and chain horses, through the arrival of the “iron horses", and the adoption of cars and lorries in the 20th century, to the last remaining commercial uses of horses and how they are now predominantly part of the leisure industry.
Led by John Emslie. Meet at Stepney Bank Stables, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP, ends the bandstand under the Railway Viaduct.
Tuesday 2 August 5.30pm
A look around future development sites and buildings with the Ouseburn Trust’s Planning and Development Group.