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The country parks of Northumberland vary greatly in their size and character. They include open coast, valley woodlands, lakes and grassland. Each site provides for the recreational needs of local communities, as well as drawing visitors from across the county and further afield.

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The country parks of Northumberland vary greatly in their size and character. They include open coast, valley woodlands, lakes and grassland. Each site provides for the recreational needs of local communities, as well as drawing visitors from across the county and further afield.

Bolam Lake Country Park

Bolam Lake Country Park

Bolam Lake Country Park lies about nine miles west of Morpeth and is signposted off the A696 from Belsay.

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Plessey Woods Country Park & visitor centre

Plessey Woods Country Park & visitor centre

Plessey Woods Country Park is located near Hartford Bridge, off the A192, mid-way between Bedlington and Cramlington and about five miles south of Morpeth.

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Druridge Bay Country Park & visitor centre

Druridge Bay Country Park & visitor centre

Druridge Bay Country Park is a large park with a lake, woodland, visitor centre and beach just off the A1068, three miles south of Amble.

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Tyne Green Country Park, Hexham

Tyne Green Country Park, Hexham

Tyne Green Country Park, Hexham

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Blyth & Seaton Sluice links and foreshore

Blyth & Seaton Sluice links and foreshore

Located between Blyth and the county boundary at Seaton Sluice, the bays, links and foreshore offer something for everyone who wants to visit the beautiful Northumberland coast.

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Newbiggin Bay & promenade

Newbiggin Bay & promenade

Located east of Ashington, Newbiggin Bay is a beautiful sandy coastal site nestled into a 1.5km bay.

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Bedlington Country Park Local Nature Reserve

Bedlington Country Park Local Nature Reserve

Bedlington Country Park covers approximately 57 hectares of woodland and grassland on the north banks of River Blyth.

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Wansbeck Riverside Park

Wansbeck Riverside Park

Wansbeck Riverside Park covers around 112 hectares of woodland, grassland and the river and is located to the south of Ashington, between the A1068 and A189.

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Queen Elizabeth II Country Park

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park

QE II Country Park is located on the north edge of Ashington, between the A197 and the A189, with the main car park off the A189.

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Tyne Riverside Country Park

Tyne Riverside Country Park

Tyne Riverside Country Park follows the River Tyne for four miles through 200 acres of meadows, chalk grassland, woodland and river bank - all within easy reach of the urban areas of Northumberland and a short distance from Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Addtional information about Northumberland's country parks

Addtional information about Northumberland's country parks

The council owns and manages a number of popular countryside recreation sites and coastal sites throughout the county.

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