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Addison and Hedgefield Woods




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Addison Woods

Addison and Hedgefield Woods

Quiet meadows and woodland with a significant local past.

The woodland was once a thriving colliery and village where Alexander Graham Bell made an experimental telephone call.

This place is a beautiful example of how nature reclaims land when people move on. From the woodland at Addison, to the scrub and grasslands at Hedgefield, this place is a thriving wildlife refuge, and a site of Nature Conservation Importance.

A Fox
A Fox

A footpath, with steps, has been created from Hedgefield Quarry to Reedside in Ryton which allows you to make an attractive circular walk.

Access opposite the old St Hilda's Church on the B6317 at Hedgefield near Ryton.

Grid reference: NZ 166643


Contact us

Gateshead Council Countryside Team
Waste Services and Ground Maintenance,
Local Environmental Services,
Park Road, Gateshead

Tel: 0191 433 7413 or 0191 433 7441

Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre
Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Tel: 01207 545212

Volunteer Countryside Ranger Coordinator
Tel: 0191 433 3524

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