Hetton Lyons Country Park
Enjoy a walk or cycle around this attractive country park in Hetton-Le-Hole. The park was developed on a former colliery site and now contains a large picturesque lake with wildlife. There's good facilities too with a car park, kids play area, cafe and a bmx track.
The Great North Forest Heritage Trail also runs through the park so you could continue your cycle/walk along this route.
If you head north you could visit the nearby Herrington Country Park, James Steel Park in Washington and the famous Penshaw Monument.
PostcodeDH5 0RH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hetton Lyons Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hetton Lyons Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hetton Lyons Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hetton Lyons Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice on site cafe selling a good selection of meals, snacks and sweet treats. You can sit outside here and enjoy a pleasant view of the park.
The park includes woodland areas and lakeside paths which are great for dog walking. You'll probably see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east and you can explore the coast around Seaham. Here you can pick up the Durham Coastal Footpath and visit the nearby Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve.
Just to the south you can pick up National Cycle Route 14 and the Haswell to Hart Countryside Walkway. The multi-user trail uses the trackbed of a disused railway line to travel between the two old stations.