Visit Hexham

Playgrounds and Parks

Playgrounds and Parks

Walking, cycling, plants, wildlife, riverside, golf, fishing, football, rowing, canoeing, bandstand, skate park, bowling, putting greens ...

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Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Playgrounds and Parks


Town Centre

There's a wide range of recommended walks taking in Hexham's historic heart and the town's beautiful surrounding countryside on our walks page.


Tyne Green Country Park
Tyne Green Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3SG

Set on the banks of the River Tyne the country park offers easily accessible walking and cycling routes west along the river to Warden and beyond.

Ducks and people by the riverbankEnjoy the abundant plants and wildlife of the riverbank – or just watch the ducks near the beautiful 18th Century bridge (children - don’t forget to bring some bread!). You may well see a heron waiting patiently as the salmon leap up the weir (October-November) and you may even catch a glimpse of a kingfisher.

There is a free public car park, a recently renovated, first class children’s play area and public toilets. There is plenty of space for picnicking and concrete areas for setting up your BBQ

Tynedale Golf Course, at the very end of the lane, offers visitor passes and equipment hire.

Café Enna at the club house is open to all for refreshments, meals and functions.

Fishing permits are available at Hexham’s Tourist Information office and new fishing platforms, including disabled access, are planned for 2015. For a spectacular view of salmon leaping visit Tyne Green East (through the underpass by the Rowing Clubhouse) in mid autumn and you will be truly amazed!

Over the railway crossing, a football pitch and toddlers’ play area are also available.

Rowing and canoeing are managed by Hexham Rowing Club and Hexham Canoe Club.

Hexham Parks
Hexham Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3NB and NE46 3SG

A photo of people bowling in the historic formal gardens of Hexham House A walk in the parks is an important part of any visit to Hexham town centre. The Abbey Grounds centre on the 19th Century bandstand, perfect for a picnic.

Watch the bowling in the historic formal gardens of Hexham House, and enjoy the views of the town from the wide open hillside of the Sele.

A photo of the bandstand with musicians playing in the Hexham Abbey GroundsTogether these parks offer a skate park, bandstand, children’s play area, formal gardens, woodland walk and public toilets, all within one minute’s walk from the town centre itself.

Use of bowling and putting greens including equipment hire is available on the day from the gardening staff omit on site. Regular events are held and are listed on the Visit Hexham What's On page.

Dene Park Play Area
The play area has a range of swings, slides and a rocket-shaped climbing frame primarily aimed at children who are 6+ years old, although younger children may enjoy the bouncing jeep, listening posts or play panels.

This play area is situated on the main road to Corbridge out of Hexham, the A695. The postcode for navigation is NE46 1HN. There is limited roadside parking.


Near Hexham
Dukeshouse Wood - 1.5 miles

Dukehouse Heritage WoodlandLoved, walked and enjoyed by the people of Hexham for generations, the beauty of Dukeshouse Wood is easily found, south of Hexham on the Slaley Road.

With Giant Redwoods, beautiful beeches and bordered by Devil’s Water, it is not to be missed. With lots of history yet to be revealed, its 270 acres is presently the subject of an exciting Heritage Lottery bid.

 


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