Did you know there are over 20 countryside sites in Gateshead
including some amazing ancient meadows and woodlands?
There are also new sites which the council has reclaimed from the ashes of our industrial past to improve our environment and create new places for people and wildlife.
For more information about the sites you can visit our Visitor Centres at Swalwell and Thornley Woodlands, or download our site leaflets.
Thornley Visitor Centre is manned by Volunteer Rangers who will be happy to help you enjoy your visit.