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Blaydon Burn Local Nature Reserve

Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve
Community Archaeological Dig

Once the heart of the industrial revolution in Gateshead, Blaydon Burn is a wonderful example of what happens when industry moves away and nature retuns. Over one mile long and covering over 100ha of woodland, grassland and wetland, Blaydon Burn is an unique nature reserve where wildlife co-exisits in one of the region's most important sites for industrial technology.

A free leaflet showing an easy two and a quarter mile walk is available from Thornley Woodlands Centre and Gateshead libraries. It is available as a leaflet download at 1.33Mb although it is large being A2 in size. 

There are many access points including along from the Black Bull Pub off the B6317, Blaydon.

OS Grid Reference - NZ 172625

Contact us

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

Phone: 0191 433 7413 or 0191 433 7441
Email: countryside@gateshead.gov.uk

Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre Cafe
Winter Opening
Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3.30pm
Phone: 01207 545 212

Volunteer Countryside Ranger Coordinator
Phone: 0191 433 3524