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.
PostcodeNE9 5AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Saltwell Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Saltwell Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Saltwell Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Saltwell Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.