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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 Art Walks to your Itinerary

    Art Walks

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    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.

  2. Add The Custody Code at Kielder Forest to your Itinerary

    The Custody Code at Kielder Forest

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    Nature Reserve

    Kielder Water & Forest Park

    This autumn will see Northumberland’s Kielder Water and Forest Park welcome The Custody Code, a new art film and installation produced by Amanda Loomes and developed as part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations.

  3. Add Cullercoats Bay to your Itinerary

    Cullercoats Bay

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    Beach

    Cullercoats

    Cullercoats is a sandy bay enclosed by small piers and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The south of the bay is a launching area for local fishing boats and leisure craft.

  4. Add Path Head Water Mill to your Itinerary

    Path Head Water Mill

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    Water Mill

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Nestled away and just off the road out of Blaydon towards Ryton is Path Head Water Mill. The mill is an 18th century feat of engineering located in a tranquil valley, close to meadows and wooded walks with picnic facilities and a safe garden area. 

  5. Add St Mary's Lighthouse to your Itinerary

    St Mary's Lighthouse

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    Lighthouse

    North Tyneside

    Lighthouse, bird-watching hide and visitor centre are all open to the public. Permanent and changing exhibitions, gift shop and educational facilities.

  6. 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.

  7. Add Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills to your Itinerary

    Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills

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    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…

  8. Add Weetslade Country Park to your Itinerary

    Weetslade Country Park

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    Nature Reserve

    Northumberland

    A former colliery site, Weetslade Country Park has been extensively landscaped to create a wildlife haven on the edge of the city with a hill, grassland, scrub, reed bed and woodland areas.

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

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    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.…

  10. Add Tynemouth Longsands to your Itinerary

    Tynemouth Longsands

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    Beach

    North Tyneside

    Golden sandy beach with rocks, dunes and cliffs. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro station (north) and Tynemouth Metro station (south).

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