A “whistle stop” tour of the North East of England, Tyne and Wear and Tees.
Catch the 11:59pm Megabus coach from London Victoria to Sunderland, arriving at 7am. The double decker coaches have a WC, air con, power point incl. USB, reclining seats and, with a bit of self-preparation, you can have a comfortable journey and sleep.
Walk 9 miles to Copt Hill through scenic riverside and countryside and then travel to Newcastle via the coast.
Spend two nights in Newcastle, then take a train to Durham, a quick look in Durham Cathedral,take a coach from Durham to Middlesbrough. A very quick tour of Middlesbrough then a coach back to London Victoria via Leeds and M1, arriving about 11pm.
As we’d be carrying our all of our stuff for a lot of the time, travelling light is very sensible, but this would include a food and water to last up to mid-day on Saturday. All the paths on the walk have good surfaces and there is a choice of nice pubs for a lunch stop.