GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Saltwell Park

2 miles (3 km)

This beautiful park in Gateshead was voted Britain's Best Park in 2005. Highlights in the park include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, and a maze. There is also the splendid Saltwell Towers - an eyecatching Gothic Mansion which now serves as the Saltwell Park Visitors Centre. Also look out for the Dene - a delightful woodland valley with a stream, pools, cascades and a lily pond. There are 55 acres to explore making Saltwell an ideal place for a short walk in beautiful surroundings.
For wildlife enthusiasts there's also a small animal farm with peacocks, parrots and rabbits.

Postcode

NE9 5AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Saltwell Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Saltwell Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a nice place to bring your dog for a walk. There's even a special dog park so you can let your dog run about and make friends.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Tyne and Wear Walks page.

Photos

Saltwell Towers, Saltwell Park, Gateshead (geograph 2319658)

Saltwell Towers

Saltwell Park, Gateshead - geograph.org.uk - 538684

Flower beds.

Northern Fields and Lake, Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1581541

Northern Fields and Lake

Charlton Memorial Fountain, Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1581174

Charlton Memorial Fountain, Saltwell Park. A late 19th Century drinking fountain to the north-west of Saltwell Towers mansion. It is inscribed: "GEORGE CHARLTON ESQ JP Mayor of Gateshead 1874 and 1875 in recognition of his labours in the cause of social reform".The photograph shows the north side of Saltwell Towers1581133which features a 3-storey entrance tower with crenellated parapet and a high polygonal stair-turret capped by a circular pyramidal roof and decorative weather-vane that wouldn't be out of place in Disneyland

Japanese Garden, Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1604654

Japanese Garden

Stable Block, Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1581262

Stable Block. Built around 1871 in a similar style to the mansion. Red brick with white brick quoins and dressings and polychrome frieze. Hipped slate roof (a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides) with 2 gabled dormers, central spire, and a shelter for a bell on the west (left) side. There is a central segmental arched doorway with carriage doors on its right.The building has been restored and is now used as an education area by schools, colleges and community groups.

The Dene, Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1580006

The Dene. A landscaped wooded valley with several bridges and attractive waterfalls with this bright green lily pond at the bottom.

'The Language Stone', Saltwell Park - geograph.org.uk - 1597625

'The Language Stone'. Sculpture in white marble by Gordon Young (b. 1952, Carlisle). The stone was originally from Italy but laid on the seabed off Plymouth for 150 years after shipwreck. The text on the stone in several languages express the feeling of love. The piece was commissioned in 2006 for the Gateshead Sculpture Festival.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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