YOUR TRAVEL OPTIONS TRAVEL BY FOOT There are lots of reasons why walking is a great idea, it’s good for you, the environment and it’s free and because High View is in a wellestablished residential area, with local amenities nearby and a good network of footpaths and safe pedestrian crossings connecting it altogether, it might be quicker and easier to leave your car at home and take a stroll. Everything you need for your day-to-day essentials can be found at the nearby Blaydon Town Centre / Shopping Centre, approximately an 8-minute walk away. The recently developed town centre is made up of a Morrison’s Superstore, Costa, Specsavers, Home Bargains, Poundworld, Iceland, Superdrug and Boots, as well as a public library, health centre and bus station. Trips to the local Blaydon Leisure Centre can also be easily undertaken by foot, it is around a 16-minute walk away and has a gym, pool and lots of classes for all abilities. There are also lots of parks nearby, including Shibdon Park, with great facilities for children and Shibdon Pond Local Nature Reserve. What’s more, there are various schools within walking distance of High View, such as Blaydon West Primary School approximately 0.4 miles walking distance and St Thomas Catholic School approximately 0.5 miles.
05 TRAVEL BY BIKE Fancy getting around by pedal power? Great news, part of the Gateshead North Cycle path runs to the north and the east of High View. This joins to the wider National Cycle Network, designed to make cycling a safe and convenient option for all. The clearly signposted routes near the development join onto large sections of traffic-free cycle lanes. Connecting the local playing fields, Shibdon Pond Local Nature Reserve, Blaydon Leisure Centre as well as bike-safe routes over the Tyne and into Newcastle. HIGH VIEW National Cycle Network off-road cycle path National Cycle Network on-road routes Traffic free path Path or footway where you should walk your bike Bridleway/ rough track Signposted on-road cycle route Road links Cycle lane Bus lane Other roads One way street (shown on road links only) Steep hill (arrow points down hill) Council boundary line National 7 11 Cycle Network Regional Cycle Network
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