Improvements to Hadrian’s Cycleway in Tyne Riverside and Walker Riverside Parks

We are delighted to let park users know that in partnership with custodians of the National Cycle Network, Sustrans, we have secured Department for Transport funding to improve two stretches of the existing Hadrian’s Cycleway – NCN 72.

As part of this project, resurfacing and improvement works will go ahead in Tyne Riverside Country Park and Walker Riverside Park.

In Tyne Riverside Country Park we’ll be carrying out resurfacing works along sections of Hadrian’s Cycleway, as well as widening parts of the route to improve access. Land spillages along the riverbank will be rebuilt and reinforced, and we’ll be adding more planting/wild flowers too.

At Walker Riverside Park we’ll be focussing the resurfacing works on areas where tree routes have damaged the path, making it difficult to cycle. Using an innovative tree root protection system, we’ll be creating a smooth, level surface that provides better riding and cares for trees at the same time. The works will also improve drainage along the route.

Work will begin first in Tyne Riverside Country Park from Monday 20 February, and continue in Walker Riverside Park from late March.

In total these works are expected to last for eight weeks, and in order to keep everyone safe there will be some temporary diversions in place for some of this time. We understand this may cause minor disruption to users of the routes and local residents who may experience increased footfall along diversion routes. However, once completed we’re sure it will be worthwhile and improve the experience for all park users.

If you have any questions about the works, please feel free to contact us by emailing