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.
Woodhorn Colliery was established in 1894 by Ashington Coal Company and produced its first coal in 1901. The colliery started to decline in the 1960s and closed in 1981. The old colliery buildings were turned into a museum in 1989, after the country park was developed.
The QEII Country Park is an excellent example of restored industrial land, as the site was once one of the biggest colliery spoil heaps in Europe, and the adjacent North Ashington Wood was the other.
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