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Rising Sun Country Park and Countryside Centre

RegionNorth East
ClubNewcastle and Tyneside Orienteers
Nearest townWallsend
PostcodeNE12 9SS
Carpark locationFree at Countryside Centre

Available Map

Extensive and mature country park on the site of the former Rising Sun Colliery.

Woodland, water features and open grassland. Much level terrain.  One substantial hill.

Transport: Metro (Palmersville 750m.) and local buses (to Benton Asda)


Other Things to do in the Area

Countryside Centre and Cafe open daily.

Picnics and children's play in Countryside Centre grounds.

Cycling (bring your own) around extensive network of tracks.

Rising Sun Visitor Farm within  the park.


Maps Available From

Packs at Countryside Centre Reception (Mon to Fri). Tel: 0191 643 2241.

At weekends from cafe if preordered by phoning Countryside Centre in advance during opening hours.

Soon to be available in branded version on North Tyneside Council website


Further Information

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