Walker Riverside Park
Created in the 1980s on reclaimed industrial land, the popular park features grassland, woodland, wildflower meadows and a network of tarmac footpaths.
Walker Riverside Park is rich in flora and fauna. Created in the 1980s on reclaimed industrial land, the popular park features grassland, woodland, wildflower meadows and a network of tarmac footpaths.
The park includes some of the Hadrian’s Wall Trail and Sustrans Route 72 cycleway and the riverside promenade allows great views of the Tyne.
The park is popular for informal recreation, jogging, dog walking and fishing.
The nearest car park is at Pottery Bank or on Belmont Street.
The nearest bus stop is on Walker Road.
There are steps and steep sections of path in the park which can make it difficult for wheelchair access.
Things to do for grown ups
As you walk along the riverside path you can often spot a range of wildlife on the river including wading birds and grey seals.
Things to do for families
The dense woodland is great for wildlife spotting – and is a rich habitat for a variety of birds. If you’re really quiet you might spot a fox or a rabbit or two!
There are no toilets within the park.