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Newcastle Exhibition Park & Town Moor

RegionNorth East
ClubNewcastle and Tyneside Orienteers
Nearest townNewcastle upon Tyne
PostcodeNE2 4PZ
Carpark locationClaremont Rd Off Street & Park Terrace On Street (Charges)

Available Map

Formal parkland with the option of extending onto part of the Town Moor (rough pasture with the option of longer route choices on paths/tracks)

Safety:  The Freemen of Newcastle upon Tyne are entitled to graze cattle on the moor. Do not run up to cattle or through groups of cattle on the moor – you may appear threatening or cause them harm by stampeding them which could hurt other users of the moor. Similarly, try not to get encircled by cattle. Cattle are mostly just curious but beware.  Respect other moor and park users and allow them (particularly children) space when competing. Be aware of cyclists. Please keep off planted areas.

Note: Controls 27 and 11 are presently on a narrow path designated one way in that direction. Please observe distancing. If busy, these two controls should be omitted and the higher path taken round the lake head.

27/4/21: Control marker 23 is no longer present and the pedestrian gate removed. The suggested courses and map have been amended accordingly. 

Other Things to do in the Area

Adjacent to Newcastle City Centre north with multiple attractions. Major shopping opportunities.

Great North Museum Hancock (Natural History)  300 m.

Metro Underground (Haymarket) and Bus Stations (Haymarket & Eldon Square) approx. 600 m. 

Newcastle Central Rail Station: 1.5 km.

Historical attractions: Castle, Cathedrals, Newcastle Quayside and Bridges, Gateshead Quays (Baltic Arts, Sage Music) approx 1.5 - 2.5 km walk.

Maps Available From

Download from this site or by post on request at the club website contact page (link above)

On-site availability to be arranged.

Further Information

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