Quiet country park to the west of the city
Percy Pit Park
A peaceful nature reserve to the west of the city on reclaimed land from the Percy Pit.
This open green space is popular for walking, cycling and horse riding with a network of public footpaths and bridleways.
The park offers great views of the Tyne Valley and plenty of wildlife, wildflowers, tree plantations and birds to enjoy.
Plan a day out
The path surfaces vary within Percy Pit Park from smooth tarmac to fairly rough whinstone chippings. There are some quite steep hills, making some areas of the park less accessible.
There is on street parking at Lorraine Terrace, near the entrance to the park.
Climb up to the top of the park for fantastic views along the Tyne Valley.
Go wild with the children and get closer to nature. See how many different birds you can spot, collect champion wining conkers or just pull on your wellies and go looking for muddy puddles.
There aren't any public toilets within the park
Make sure you pack supplies, there isn't a café within Percy Pit Park.
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