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Into the Wild

Get outdoors and closer to nature in one of our many green spaces and family attractions. Feed the birds at the WWT Washington Wetland Centre or take an underwater safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Take advantage of all green spaces in NewcastleGateshead with a huge selection of parks all with easy distance of the city centre. Slightly further afield enjoy the countryside at Gibside in Gateshead and remember you are just less than 30 minutes away from the beach in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay!

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  1. Add Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park to your Itinerary

    Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park

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    Nature Reserve

    Rowlands Gill

    Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre and Swalwell Visitor Centre.
    By 2009, 94 red kites had been re-introduced into Gateshead's lower Derwent Valley.

  2. Add HiddenCity to your Itinerary

    HiddenCity

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    Type:

    Walking Tour

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Discover Newcastle and Gateshead's cultural quayside. Challenge your friends to this compact zigzag with views across the city. This short trail will take you through Newcastle's scenic side. There's a break half way through the trail.…

  3. Add Crowley’s Iron Works to your Itinerary

    Crowley’s Iron Works

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    Historic Site

    Winlaton

    Sir Ambrose Crowley established one of the very first factories using the water power of the river Derwent to drive huge machines to produce wrought iron. A weir across the Derwent and stone dam which has been reclaimed by nature near Clockburn Lake…

  4. Farne Islands

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    Beach

    With rocky shores, grey seals and many species of seabird, the Farne Islands are as stunning as they are interesting. If you’re planning a day trip, be sure to take a picnic.

  5. Add Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives to your Itinerary

    Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

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    Museum

    Northumberland

    For a taste of Northumberland's history and mining heritage try a visit to Woodhorn - Museum and Northumberland Archives, near Ashington.

  6. Add Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills to your Itinerary

    Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    Besides the A694 at Stargate roundabout, Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills is an area of grassland and wildlife rich ponds, reclaimed from former quarrying and opencast activities. It is an important area for many species of plants, birds and insects…

  7. Add Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Dunston

    Dunston Acer (Ace) Pond is a small wetland Pond. It is home to a pair of beautiful breeding mute swans. Mallards and moorhens can also be found, nesting among the reeds and rushes. In the summer, the meadow is full of wildflowers and also insects.…

  8. Sea to Sea (C2C)

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    Cycle Route

    The 140 mile Sea to Sea (C2C) Cycle Route passes through the Derwent Walk Country Park between Rowlands Gill and Swalwell.  It’s about 20 miles from the finishing point for those heading to Tynemouth from the west coast.

  9. Add Art Walks to your Itinerary

    Art Walks

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Tyne and Wear

    There are 9 maps to help you explore public art across Tyne and Wear, discover great museums, new art galleries and see how artists have contributed to the area from Victorian statues to contemporary art.

  10. Add Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve  to your Itinerary

    Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Chopwell

    Milkwellburn Wood, near Blackhall Mill features an excellent network of surfaced tracks within the woodland providing access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Currently undergoing a restoration project that aims to gradually remove the conifers in…

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