THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO SUBSIDENCE.
Please note that access for community groups and educational establishments is by arrangement only.
Created on the site of the former Bensham Railway Station this pocket-sized paradise is awash with wildflowers and bursting with beasties. In summer the air buzzes with the sound of bumble bees and colourful butterflies feed on a rich supply of sticky nectar.
Access is off Elysium Lane, Bensham
Grid reference: NZ 245 620
Gateshead Council Countryside Team
Waste Services and Ground Maintenance,
Local Environmental Services,
Park Road, Gateshead
Phone: 0191 433 7413 or 0191 433 7441
Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre Cafe
Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3.30pm
Phone: 01207 545 212
Volunteer Countryside Ranger Coordinator
Phone: 0191 433 3524