Sponsored walk to raise much-needed funds for Newcastle Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) so that we can continue our work as an active, campaigning group in the cause of justice and freedom for the Palestinian people.
When : SUNDAY, 4TH MAY (May bank holiday weekend)
Time : assemble from 11am in time to head off by 11.30am (walk will take 2.5 – 3 hrs at most)
Where : along the South and North banks of the River Tyne between Newburn and Wylam
A circular walk starting and finishing at The Keelman Pub, a distance of around 8 miles on good, country paths following the banks of the River Tyne all the way (no walking along roads) suitable for people of all ages, families with children and people using wheelchairs.
Starting and finishing point : The outdoor garden area of the Keelman Pub, Grange Road, Newburn NE15 8NL. The pub is located close to Newburn Leisure Centre, around 5 minutes walk from Newburn Village – take the Number 22 bus from centre of Newcastle (outside Central Station) and get off in Newburn Village at the stop just before the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left to the bottom of the road (with shops on) then turn right at the bottom and the Keelman pub is around 5 minutes walk along the road. If you’re coming by car, there’s plenty of parking in the vicinity of the pub.
The Route : from the pub, walk East past the leisure centre and then along the river to Newburn Bridge. Cross Newburn Bridge to the South side of the river, then immediately right to get on the riverside path heading West. Follow the path by the river for 4 miles to the village of Wylam (Wylam railway station) then cross Wylam Bridge to the North side of the river, turn immediately right and head East along the riverside path and cycle way which takes you back to The Keelman Pub.
If you have a PSC or related t-shirt, please wear it for the walk and we’ll be bringing some flags as well.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Join the walk and get yourself sponsored or, if you cannot make it for the walk, sponsor someone who is doing it – any amount you can spare .
For more information and / or to confirm you will be joining the walk, or willing to sponsor someone who is, please get in touch with Mick from Newcastle PSC
Mick Bowman e-mail : [email protected]