This section of the Way is 15 miles (24 Km) and is generally level
on tarred or well formed paths. The initial two thirds of this section
is urban or city walking although almost all is on tracks removed from
The final third is much more rural and different in nature, this starting at the Tyne River Country Park and extending to the charming village of Heddon-on-the-Wall.
Segedunum is next to the Tyne adjacent to the Swan Hunter Ship Yard at Wallsend. This is the site of the Roman Fort at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall and although there is few of the remains more that a few feet above ground level the fort site is extensive with clear definition of how it was laid out in Roman times.
The way follows close to the line of the Tyne and at this stage there is no direct contact with the Roman wall that was built slightly to the north. The way is however increasingly interesting and attractive as the walk heads towards the heart of Newcastle. The riverside walk is beside areas of extensive re-generation while also retaining some working factories and flourmills.
Staying on the Riverside path the Way now has another 4 to 5 miles of urban walking as it proceeds west towards the outskirts of Newcastle at Lemington. There is a short section of walking on roadside footpaths before crossing over the main ring road on the west side of the city. There now follows some further use of disused railway on the way through Lemington to Newburn. The walker should look out for the distinctive Lemington Glass Cone, a strange "bee hive" shape of building, and to some of the industrial heritage of the area, sadly now in decay.
Heddon-on-the-Wall is to the North and can be seen on the hillside
to the right. The way leaves the river and crosses the golf course,
watch out as you cross several fairways. On leaving the golf course the
walk starts to ascend up a wooded path until finally reaching a right
turn into a narrow road. This is the start of housing at Heddon-on-the-Wall.
The way continues up hill towards the centre of Heddon-on-the-Wall, entering the village the way marking takes you to the east end where Hadrian's Wall is again encountered adjacent to the B 6528 road.
103 Miles - This section of Hadrian's Wall is a fitting end point
for this section and it will be again some time before remains of this
clarity are again encountered. Heddon-on-the-Wall can additionally
offer refreshment and accommodation, it would be some miles further
towards Chollerford before significant options again appear.
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