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Bolam Lake

RegionNorth East
ClubNewcastle and Tyneside Orienteers
Nearest townPonteland
PostcodeNE20 0HE
Carpark locationClose to visitor centre. Two other car parks at south and west boundaries.

Available Map

Deciduous woodland and open areas surrounding the lake. The ground rises to the north of the lake, but no extended steep climbs.

Paths vary from pushchair friendly to informal woodland paths.

During Covid-19 restrictions, some paths in the park are one way and others bi-directional. The attached pack has an additional map to show this. Recommended courses have temporarily been withdrawn and you are invited to make up your own course respecting the path direction.

Other Things to do in the Area

Visitor Centre Cafe when open (see below). Toilets available all days.

Shaftoe Crags ~ Rock Scenery 1.5 miles

Kirkharle Courtyard ~ crafts and Capability Brown birthplace ~ 8 miles

Wallington Hall (N.T.) 6 miles

Maps Available From

Free download from this site.

Visitor Centre. Tel: 01661 881234 Limited opening (school holidays and seasonal weekends, Check by phone before relying on map purchase).

Printed copies by post or email file via the club website (Use the contact form to request)  

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience