About the route
Ryton Willows is a lovely nature reserve nestled in Ryton and has the River Tyne running alongside it. There are three ponds in the reserve which are teaming with wildlife including dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies. The willows grass areas are home to a variety of birds including the yellow hammer, kingfisher and linnet.
The park is suitable for walkers and cycling but as the ground is uneven some of it may not be suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
How to get there
You can reach Ryton Willows by bus from Gateshead Interchange by bus. Check www.gonortheast.co.uk for bus timetables. There is no car park so parking may be limited on busy days.
You can reach Ryton Willows by bike. To plan your route visit www.cyclestreets.net