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The Hidden Rivers and Geology of Newcastle upon Tyne

Saturday 10th June   11.00am – 3.30pm

Join Derek Teasdale for a gentle walk down through the oldest parts of Newcastle city to explore the medieval town plan, and how it helps us uncover the hidden rivers that criss-cross the city.  The  geology underlying the city, and its streams, had an influence on the development of its Medieval street plan, which can still be traced.  We will make a meandering progress towards the river Tyne, by following the back streets and lanes of the Medieval city.

The walking is quite gentle, but we will be on our feet all-day.  We will have a mid-way break for lunch in a local cafe, but feel free to bring a packed lunch.

Meet at 11.00 am, next to the City Wall at the north end of Stowell Street (beside the Chinese Arch). Expected finish time: 3.30 pm on the quayside.  There are local city bus services from our finish point.