Wansbeck Riverside Country Park
Enjoy 275 acres of riverside parkland in this delightful country park near Ashington. The park is situated on a particularly beautiful part of the River Wansbeck with peaceful woodland that includes Oak, Beech, Silver Birch, Hazel, Sycamore, Ash, Scots Pine, Hawthorn and Willow.
There is also a variety of plants and flowers including Forget-me-not, Foxglove, Lesser Celandine, Sweet Woodruff and Yarrow. The river and woodland also attracts a variety of wildlife with Heron, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Vole and Roe deer sighted in the park.
If you'd like to continue your walk why not follow the river east towards the coast and Newbiggin By the Sea which is just over two miles from the park. There's some nice trails along the beach and bay with a noteworthy 13th century church and an interesting old 17th century pub to visit too.
Wansbeck Riverside Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wansbeck Riverside Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wansbeck Riverside Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wansbeck Riverside Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the north east there's the popular Queen Elizabeth II Country Park to visit. Here you'll find a lovely lakeside trail and the fascinating Woodhorn Colliery Museum, a major highlight of the area.
To the south there's some nice trails along the River Blyth in Bedlington Country Park and Humford Woods. These will lead you into the coastal town of Blyth where there's some nice beach walks.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.