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Northumberland Park, North Shields

RegionNorth East
ClubNewcastle and Tyneside Orienteers
Nearest townNorth Shields & Tynemouth
PostcodeNE30 2HA
Carpark locationRoadside with consideration. Unavailable

Available Map

Recently restored Victorian Urban Park with a network of hard surface and some less formal paths.

Control Markers have four separate codes to allow for successive visits.

Some control sites accessible with pushchair or accompanied wheelchair (some inclines) 

Car Parking: Roadside (considerately please) in King Edward Road or Tynemouth Rd.

Metro: Tynemouth (0.5 km.) (exit Platform 1 & turn left) NOTE: Northumberland Park Metro Station is several miles away at an unrelated development.

Bus to Park entrances: King Edward Rd (309 Newcastle to Tynemouth) or Tynemouth Rd (1, 1A Whitley Bay to Kibblesworth/Wrekenton) 

Other Things to do in the Area

Cafe: 9.30am–3.30pm Monday to Friday (until 4.30pm during school holidays) and 10.30am–3.30pm at weekends.


Children's Play

Park facilities and history:

Fish Quay and Tyne Riverside 0.5 km (across Tynemouth Road and under rail bridge)

Tynemouth Castle/Priory & Beaches 1 km.

Maps Available From

Download from this site

Glasshouse Tearoom (check availability)

Park Wardens: Fiona Betts 07976 307 378 | Jimmy Oliver 07583 225 859

North Tyneside Park website (version highlights accessible control sites): 

By post by request via club website

Further Information

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