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Nature the Tyne Derwent Way

Tyne Derwent Way Nature

The Tyne Derwent Way is brimming with green spaces for you to enjoy.

Whether you want to walk, sit, cycle or play, there are a whole range of beautiful outdoor spaces along the route.

Gateshead Riverside Park sculpture trail

Gateshead Riverside Park is an urban wood, often overlooked, nestled into the banks of the Tyne. As the start of our 9 mile route, we think it is a hidden gem worth exploring full of birds, fungi, plants and art! Check out our map to see where to find sculptures and art work, or why not download the Love Exploring for an interactive trail.

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Derwenthaugh Country Park

Gateshead doesn't get much greener than this! Derwenthaugh Park is the reclaimed site of the former Derwenthaugh Coke Works which was reclaimed for people and wildlife in the late eighties. Spot birds here like Red Kites and Kingfishers, and enjoy the sight of Derwenthaugh Fish Pass allowing safe passage of fish up the Derwent River towards the reservoir. 

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When he inherited Gibside in 1722, Coal baron George Bowes began to design the estate to dazzle his important guests. The column to liberty and the chapel are part of his legacy. His daughter Mary Eleanor Bowes was at one point the wealthiest heiress in Georgian England, and a keen botanist. You can still visit her orangery today. Visit Gibside to learn more about the people that made the estate what it is today. 

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