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Herrington Country Park

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Chester Road. Penshaw | Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, England
+44 7950 676192
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Spring sun

A bit of spring sun certainly lifted the spirit today. The park looked glorious, there lakes for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dr_Waugh
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
miles of easy walks

This is an easy access park suitable for prams wheelchairs and bikes ,scooters and even... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jen W
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“penshaw monument” (112 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (32 reviews)
LOCATION
Chester Road. Penshaw | Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, England
CONTACT
+44 7950 676192
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"penshaw monument"
in 112 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 32 reviews
"an ice cream van"
in 16 reviews
"play area"
in 39 reviews
"open space"
in 21 reviews
"across the road"
in 22 reviews
"penshaw tea rooms"
in 7 reviews
"memorial garden"
in 6 reviews
"garden centre"
in 6 reviews
"open fields"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 24 reviews
"large lake"
in 13 reviews
"model boats"
in 9 reviews
"coal mine"
in 7 reviews
"fresh air"
in 17 reviews
"small cafe"
in 16 reviews
"toilet facilities"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit of spring sun certainly lifted the spirit today. The park looked glorious, there lakes for birds and model boats, there’s a skate park for scooter and bike nuts. There’s miles of lovely countryside. Really enjoyed our visit today.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an easy access park suitable for prams wheelchairs and bikes ,scooters and even skateboards.Theres a lakeand several small ponds where you can sit and watch waterbirds from benches.The café is next to a really nice play area with a zip wire.

Thank Jen W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with my youth group for the Autism walk, we had to walk around the park with bad rocky ground and through the mud that was all boggy and up to our ankles, we had a few members in wheelchairs who cannot walk very...More

Thank BethanySanderson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I take my dog for walks around the park on a weekly basis, the marked out walks are easy to follow with plenty of signage. The birds in the main lake are excellent especially the swans, which the population has grown extensively in the last...More

Thank pcleonard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely open space & hopefully the dog walkers (not all) do a better job on cleaning up after their loved pets

1  Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent Park for the family , as well as dog walking. Friendly place , with local people enjoying the atmosphere

1  Thank karen t
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If the weather is okay then this is a good place to take the family but it is a little bit of a walk from the café area to the lakeside so for those who cannot walk far I would recommend taking the car down...More

Thank burnettgeorge
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I class myself as being very lucky to have such a beautiful park on my doorstep. Standing at the foot of the iconic Penshaw Monument, Herrington Country Park offers everything from leisurely to challenging walks all graded accordingly with equal cycle ways. The abundant wildlife...More

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the walk. Take your choice of length of walk by following the signed routes. Regardless of the weather, if you enjoy walking, this will be fun.

Thank Simon P
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We often visit in the warmer months but seeing Herrington Park with a covering of snow was beautiful.My son who lives in London had not visited the park for years accompanied us on Boxing Day.The swans,ducks and other species of birds were giving us a...More

Thank Kathleen W
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LilacBlue2
9 February 2018|
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Response from garyfV6269SF | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure if it is open all day must be 9am at the latest as there is a café as well and that should be open most of the day.
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Ian C
2 November 2017|
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Response from Bev T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ian No basketball court sorry but there is one in Sunderland in Barnes Park on the A690 Bev
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fi0nafletcher
7 June 2017|
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Response from robert b | Reviewed this property |
sorry its took awhile cant see why not, no notices up in my recollection
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