Walking

Dog walking in nature reserve

A leisurely stroll, a brisk walk, a ramble or a group hike, there are lots of ways to go walking in Sunderland, with a compact and accessible city centre, acres of parks and green spaces and a beautiful coastline all within easy reach.

All you need is some comfortable shoes, and the rest is up to you. Go alone and enjoy some peace and tranquility, take the dog or the kids for a scramble along the beach or get a group together for some fresh air and fun.

As well as walking where you want, when you want, we've got plenty of programmes to get involved in too.

Follow our Sculpture Trail along the river to the beach.

For information on our walking programmes, wellness walks and Nordic walking click here.

See our top 5 walks here

Sunderland City Council's Wellness Service are looking for people who are interested in becoming Volunteer Walk Leaders, to deliver and expand the current Wellness Summer Walking Programme and the number of weekly walks offered as part of the programme. If you're interested, click here.

Penshaw circular walk
This is a 4 mile (6.5km) walk starting from the foot of Penshaw Monument. The route offers great views of Penshaw Monument and the surrounding countryside as well as covering a number of interesting historical features and locations, including: Penshaw Monument Penshaw Monument was built in honour...
The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and...

Did you know?

Blockbuster West End shows are staged at the Sunderland Empire, the biggest theatre between Edinbugh and Manchester.

Twitter

Whoopee! Day 4 Competition time! To celebrate English Tourism Week 2019 our fabulous visi… https://t.co/2MXKq5q6uK 5 hours 45 min ago
We have petting animals at Penshaw Bowl this year for the first time ever!! Don’t forget to register for your plac… https://t.co/RkMGb71SzX 2 days 5 hours ago
Whey-hey! Competition time day 3!! To celebrate English Tourism Week 2019 you could win a pair of tic… https://t.co/r9OhP1Us4E 2 days 5 hours ago
Whoopee! Competition time day two! To celebrate English Tourism Week 2019 you could win a family day… https://t.co/g00hP5er5p 3 days 5 hours ago
The sun has got his hat on ready for Penshaw Bowl- only 4 weeks to go! Don’t forget to register here… https://t.co/hVIA9oPvrA 4 days 2 hours ago
Did you know that is going to be hosting three World Transplant Games events this summer in three of ou… https://t.co/Q8GfNDV3A6 4 days 4 hours ago
is the place to go spotting some dinosaur https://t.co/WHDBk8I7WI 4 days 6 hours ago
Yippee! To celebrate English Tourism Week 2019 it's competition time! You could win a pair of tickets… https://t.co/U97pOU5Jgj 4 days 6 hours ago
RT : Today is world poetry day So we just like to say That if reading is your goal Then come nourish your soul And pick… https://t.co/bP4FtFvPP1 4 days 7 hours ago
RT : Let the sun shine in! Legendary rock musical hits 6-11 May 2019. Check out the rehears… https://t.co/z4DeaKkey6 4 days 8 hours ago
We certainly did ! Great to have you back in this Summer - yay! https://t.co/8qivURIOuX 4 days 22 hours ago
Go Samson! We will be watching 😀 https://t.co/VbHNvwlAId 4 days 23 hours ago
RT : We are well over half way through our Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition & nearly time, for our Easter… https://t.co/m72UNqPfRl 4 days 23 hours ago
RT : Why not give back to the community by attending our Clean the Dene event on Saturday 23rd March, 10:00-12:00. Pleas… https://t.co/3mqy7yE1sT 5 days 1 hour ago
RT : 📸NEW IMAGES 📸 Check out these striking new images of 's ⭐️ ⭐️We can't wait to welcome the enc… https://t.co/Gv8JSgaj1D 5 days 1 hour ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
9 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.