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Autumnal walks

Autumn in Jesmond Dene

It's the time of year to grab your big coat and dig out your wellies! The days are getting shorter and the temperature is definitely dropping, but avoid the temptation to stay indoors and binge on Netflix and get out and explore Newcastle's parks in all their autumn glory. 

Tyne Riverside Country Park
A beautiful site beside the river, the park is home to part of the Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway and Hadrian’s Wall Path. You'll spot lots of wildlife and enjoy great views along the Tyne. There is miles and miles of footpaths to explore, with circular routes up to seven miles long. 

Western Denes
The Denes at South Denton, Walbottle and Throckley and Sugley, are steep-sided wooded valleys, providing interesting walks among the trees. Great for wildlife spotting, searching for conkers or collecting leaves. Note: there is restricted accessibility due to the slopes and steps and some of the paths may be muddy. 

Ouseburn Parks
Six beautiful parks, providing an extensive network of connected paths along the River Ouseburn. This time of year offers a spectacular display of rich autumnal colours in the extensive woodland. 

Percy Pit
A lovely spot for a walk among wildflowers and trees. The surfaced paths make a circular route of about 1.5 miles. Climb up to the top of the hill for stunning views along the Tyne Valley. 

Walker Riverside
Walker Riverside is alive with numerous birds and wildlife. Part of the 174 mile Hadrian’s Cycleway (National Cycle Network Route 72), a long-distance trail connecting Cumbria and Northumberland with Tyneside.

 

 

 

 

 

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