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.