GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Weetslade Country Park

4 miles (6 km)

This former colliery site has been converted into a beautiful country park and a haven for wildlife. Weetslade hill rises to a height of 95m giving fabulous views of the surroundiing countryside, the North Sea, the Cheviots and Newcastle Upon Tyne city.
You can cycle or walk along the tracks in the park towards the nearby Big Waters Nature Reserve where you can see a wide variety of birdlife. The park also contains three developing reed beds, which are now home to many common damselflies and dragonflies.
Weetslade is located just a few miles north of Newcastle City centre near Gosforth Park and Cramlington. You could continue your walking from the park by heading a couple of miles north to visit Northumberlandia. Here you can enjoy a climb to the Lady of the North, a huge sculpture commanding fine views over the area.

Postcode

NE23 7LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Weetslade Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Weetslade Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Sculptures in Weetslade Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 785599

Sculptures in Weetslade Country Park Between Dudley and Wideopen. On top of the recently remodelled pitheap. The park is administered by The Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Summit of Weetslade Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2817344

Summit of Weetslade Country Park

Weetslade hill top artwork - geograph.org.uk - 1067226

Weetslade hill top artwork

Weetslade Colliery Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2733564

Western side of the park

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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