The Spinney

The Spinney


A community recreation area in the High Heaton area.


Developed on the site of High Heaton Pit, the park remembers the 75 men and boys who died in the Main Pit disaster in 1815 with an area of woodland planted in 1852 with 75 sycamore trees for the lives lost.

The park is mainly open grassland, mature woodland and children’s play area, it is a convenient recreational space for the local community.

Getting Here

There are parking spaces on Newton Place, close to the park entrance.

The nearest bus stop is on Newton Road.


The park is flat than the paths are suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.


There are no toilets within the park.