Download a FREE and fun walking trail around Newcastle Upon Tyne with Crumbs

*This is a collaborative post

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Walking is one of our favourite activities. It's good for our health, free and gives us the chance to spend some quality time together.

Download a FREE and fun walking trail around Newcastle Upon Tyne with Crumbs

This year, Westfield Health have joined forces with Living Streets and created various FREE Crumbs City Trails across 12 cities in the UK. The idea is to encourage individuals and teams to get out and about during their lunch hour or at any point during the day and complete a walking trail around their city. Trails can be downloaded from the app and google play store (free of charge). Trails last at least 20 minutes and involve stopping to look at points of interest and solve clues.

Trying the Crumbs Newcastle City Walking Trail

I work from home but I often have meetings in Newcastle. I decided to try out the Newcastle City Walking Trail after a meeting last week. There are two FREE trails to choose from in Newcastle. I decided to try the Newcastle Quayside trail first. 

Download a FREE and fun walking trail around Newcastle Upon Tyne with Crumbs

You simply need to search 'near you' and the trails near you will be listed. Then click on 'start trail' to begin. There is lots of information provided before you start including what you'll see, if there are any restrrictions, how long the trail will take and how many calories you will burn.

Download a FREE and fun walking trail around Newcastle Upon Tyne with Crumbs

The Newcastle Quayside Trail begins at the iconic Baltic for Contemporary Art........

Download a FREE and fun walking trail around Newcastle Upon Tyne with Crumbs

As you begin the trail there are 20 clues to solve. You simply click through the app, answering questions around the sites you are seeing around you.

I love that as you answer the questions you are given little snippets of information about the city you live in. 

I did not know that the Millennium Bridge cost 22 million pounds! Wow! 

As you follow the trail, you have the opportunity to collect 5 Gems. Each gem is a photo of something that can be seen along the trail. If you think you've found a gem, hit 'claim' when you're near it and you also score various points as you answer questions correctly. 

Westfield health are encouraging workplaces to sign teams up to their walking lunch campaign. Simply register online here and encourage members to get out and about and enjoy city trails with Crumbs. The most active participants will receive prizes including vouchers, fitness trackers and £1000 towards a health and wellbeing initiative in your workplace.

I really enjoyed the Newcastle Quayside trail and actually learned a thing or two about my favourite city too. Free trails are available in the following cities:
  • London
  • Paris
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Glasgow
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Bradford

I did not take the kids with me on this occasion but I know they'd enjoy the trail and solving the clues so I am planning on bringing the kids along with me when I try the Newcastle Central Station Trail. Perhaps we'll give it a go on Bank Holiday Monday. 

Reasons to download the FREE Crumbs App today

  • It's FREE to use
  • It's a fun way to get to know your city
  • You can use the app to explore and get to know other cities you are visiting
  • Sign up to Westfield Health's Walking Lunch challenge for your chance to win some fantastic prizes
  • You can pause the app at any time and complete the trail in shorter sections if time is of the essence
  • Taking a 20 minute lunchtime walk can improve your health and wellbeing
  • It's fun to participate and get out and about with colleagues, friends and family
  • Join in with the wider community using #WalkingLunch on Twitter and Instagram

Here's Carol Vorderman to tell you more: 

Follow the #WalkingLunch hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and use it to share your own photos and trails. 

Let me know if you'll be signing up and trying out a Crumbs City Trail this May. 


  1. Brilliant! I walk every lunch time and I'm getting a little bored of my route ... I'm very set in my ways and walk the exact same way every single day!

  2. This is great. I'll share it on my page today. I love Westfield Health, they do great work. We used to be signed up to them at work and I really liked them.


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