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Tyne Riverside Country Park

A thriving country park on the banks of the River Tyne. Popular for outdoor activities and getting back to nature. 

 

Overview

Situated on the North bank of the Tyne, close to Newburn, Tyne Riverside Country Park is formed from reclaimed industrial land, previously occupied by Isabella Colliery.

A popular country park for outdoor recreation and sports – great for walking , cycling and horse riding with a large network for footpaths and public rights of way including Hadrian's Way, which links up with Hadrian's Wall National Trail and the Wylam Waggonway.

The slipway provides boat access to the River Tyne and is used by Tynemouth Sailing Club, Newburn Water Ski Club and Newburn Leisure Centre for canoeing.

The large play area with swings, slides and climbing units is popular with families.

 

 




Did you know?

The Battle of Newburn Ford took place here in 1640 between England and Scotland. The Scots went on to occupy Newcastle just two days later.

Plan a day out

Newburn High Street

Access for wheelchair or pushchairs is quite good. Much of the park is flat and the paths surfaced. The Battlefield area was designed with easy access in mind, with a flat tarmac path for walkers only.

There is plenty of free car parking spaces within the park

Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. There are miles and miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore and great off-road cycling.

Families will enjoy getting back to nature with lots of wildlife around you and great views along the River Tyne

There are toilets within the visitor centre

Hedley’s Riverside Café is a superb dog-friendly coffee shop located in the beautiful the park. Open daily and serving all day breakfast, home made scones, soup, snacks and hot drinks. The Keelmans Lodge is at the entrance to the park and serves up great food and has its own brewery on site. 

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