Summer Walk Report   3 - Millennium Bridge to Dunston Staithes, 12th June 2012.

Walk Number Three on the Summer Programme took place on Tuesday 12th June as sixteen members met on the
Millennium Bridge for a stroll along the South bank of the River Tyne to Dunston Staithes.
Passing the Sage and under the Tyne Bridge, proudly displaying its new Olympic Rings, we continued past the Swing
Bridge, under the High Level Bridge and into the Gateshead Riverside Park.
Several interesting art installations & sculptures were photographed before we rejoined the promenade and continued
west with the evening sun illuminating the views of the river.
A short break was taken at Dunston Staithes, a large timber structure built in 1893 for the coal trade.This is the only
reminder of the industrial past as the area has now been extensively developed with houses designed by the fashion
designer Wayne Hemingway.
Leaving the staithes we entered the West end of the Riverside Park, the elevated footpath giving us clear views of the
city skyline including the Redhugh Bridge, King Edward Bridge and Metro Bridge.Passing more artwork we continued
back down on to the riverside path and then returned to our starting point via the Sage and the colourful graffiti wall.
An excellent turn out and good to see recent new members joining the regulars with their cameras.

Davy Bolam.