Doctor Pit Park, Bedlington

Doctor Pit Park, Bedlington

Doctor Pit Park is located in the historic market town of Bedlington in the south east corner of Northumberland.

The park provides bowls, sports and play facilities, as well as a quiet green space away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town. The park is proud to be Green Flag Award rated.

The site is named after the Doctor Pit, which was sunk in the 1860s, on land which is now known as Gallagher Park and adjoining housing estates to the west of Doctor Pit Park.

The park was established in the early 1930s, on farmland purchased by the Bedlington Coal Company, to provide recreational facilities for local miners and their families. 

Drone use
Launching drones from County Council land is only allowed with the consent of the Council and where a formal license agreement has been signed. The council reserves the right to refuse consent and where consent is granted will require evidence of your Civil Aviation Training Certificate and public liability insurance.

Take a look around Dr Pit Park

There are three entrances into the park. The main pedestrian/vehicular entrance is situated on Park Road, accessed from Beech Grove. There are a further two pedestrian entrances next to Whitley Memorial First School and off Hollymount Square. The entrances are DDA compliant.

The park has good public transport links, with bus stops nearby.

There is limited public parking within the park and surrounding streets. There is a large free public car park to the rear of the Market Place which is only 200 metres from the park.    
The park is managed by the Neighbourhood Services, Northumberland County Council.


Public toilets are available to use in the park pavillion.