Northumberland Park is a sheltered Dene formed by the Pow Burn as it flows from its source near Preston Village and runs down to enter the River Tyne at the Fish Quay. It is situated between two conservation areas - Tynemouth Village and North Shields Fish Quay which have recently been incorporated within the Tynemouth Conservation area. The park is bordered by King Edward Road to the north and Tynemouth Road to the south on which are situated the main entrances. Other entrances are on Park Avenue, King Edward Road (near Mariners' Lane) and at Tynemouth Metro Station west carpark.
It benefits from a variety of landscapes incorporating formal areas, a playsite, provision for bowling, woodland, dene and a lake and is an important site for natural heritage and biodiversity. The site is a designated Site of Nature Conservation (SNCI) and lies adjacent to an important wildlife corridor. Recent ecological surveys undertaken indicate the presence of several notable species including Pipistrelle and Whiskered/Brandt's bats.
The Park is open all year round.
Aerial view of Northumberland Park
Travelling by car. It is 25 minutes east of Newcastle, 10 minutes south of Whitley Bay, and 2 minutes west of Tynemouth village.
Parking. Parking is available in the surrounding streets. Recommended parking would be on King Edward Road, opposite the golf course, where there are no restrictions. Please do not park on the pavements!
Travelling by Metro. The nearest Metro station is at Tynemouth from which it is a short one minute walk to the park. Exit from platform 1 and turn left. At end of the carpark is a gate into the park.
Travelling by Bus
There are various bus services which pass the park. Please check the Nexus website for specific times and routes.