Tyne Riverside Country Park, Tyne and Wear

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Tyne Riverside Country Park, Tyne and Wear: The park covers about 60 hectares, and features a riverside picnic area, an equipped childrens play area.

There are miles of footpaths and bridleway that allow you to explore on the park on foot, bike or horseback. The landscape features agricultural land, woodland, grasslands and a large pond, the Reigh. This pond, and the woodland beside it provides a home for many creatures, such as red squirrels and kingfishers.

Your visit to the Park may include a sighting of the following mammals: otter, grey seal, red squirrel, roe deer, fox, weasel, water shrew and wood mouse. More easily seen are the birds. On the river, you can expect to see cormorant, goosander, common tern, goldeneye and grey heron, while at the pond you may see coot, mallard, moorhen or if you are very lucky, a water rail. Plant lovers may find alpine pennycress, smiths pepperwort, whorled water millfoil, and the rare dune helleborine. There are many species of insect to be seen, including the spectacular southern hawker dragonfly, mining bees, pond creatures such as water scorpion and butterflies such as wall brown, meadow brown, small copper, common blue, small heath, small skipper, large skipper and the scarce dingy skipper.

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Tyne Riverside Country Park


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Tyne Riverside Country Park lies on the outer west edge of Newcastle, close to Newburn and the river Tyne. It is easily reached by bus from town (nos 21 and 22 from the Central Station), by bike along Hadrians Way, or if you are coming by car, it is signposted from the A6085 and the A695.


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Address: Tyne Riverside Country Park, Grange Road, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 8ND, UK
Phone: +44 191 264 8501
Email: newburn.countrypark@newcastle.gov.uk
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