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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 Maps

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)

NOTE: Major landscaping has taken place in the North-East sector of the park. Some temporary alterations have been made to this version of the map to reflect these but a full revision is pending. There is no substantial effect on the course as a whole. Some of the area NE of controls 26, 23 & 24 has been opened up and needs detailed revision. 

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 the extensive network of tracks.

Rising Sun Visitor Farm within the park.


Maps Available From

Packs (may not be latest version) at Countryside Centre Reception (Mon to Fri). Tel: 0191 643 2241.

At weekends from the cafe if pre-ordered by phoning Countryside Centre in advance during opening hours.

Further Information

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