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Country parks


Come and visit our country parks. They are fantastic places to come for a walk, have a picnic, watch wildlife and enjoy the fresh air.

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Please follow government guidance and only use parks, beaches and open spaces to exercise by yourself; with the people you live with; with your support bubble; in a childcare bubble where providing childcare or, when on your own, with one person from another household. Please stay local to your home and only exercise once a day.

  • Hardwick Park. This site is fully accessible.
  • Pow Hill, north of Edmundbyers. There is one easy access route.
  • Waldridge Fell, near Chester-le-Street. There are two easy access routes. 

For more countryside information, please click on one of the links below:

There are designated barbecue areas at both Hardwick Park and Wharton Park. Unauthorised fires and barbecues are not permitted on any other of our countryside sites. 

Other sources of information

Contact us
Countryside Service
03000 264 589
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