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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Country parks


Come and visit our country parks. They are fantastic places to come for a walk, have a picnic, watch wildlife and enjoy the fresh air.

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As per government guidance, you may travel to our parks, beaches and open spaces. Please check the national restrictions information before you set off.

  • Hardwick Park. This site is fully accessible.
  • Pow Hill, north of Edmundbyers. There is one easy access route.
  • Waldridge Fell, near Chester-le-Street. There are two easy access routes. 

For more countryside information, please click on one of the links below:

There are designated barbecue areas at both Hardwick Park and Wharton Park. Unauthorised fires and barbecues are not permitted on any other of our countryside sites. 

Other sources of information

Contact us
Countryside Service
03000 264 589
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