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Thornley Woods Visitor Centre

Lockhaugh Road
Rowlands Gill
NE39 1AU 

01207 545 212

Opening times:
Every day, 10am to 4pm.

The cafe serves delicious local produce and seasonal food, including healthy homemade soups, toasties, and hot and cold drinks.
Volunteer Countryside Rangers at the visitor centre will be able to provide information on the Derwent Walk and Gateshead's countryside.

Swalwell Visitor Centre

Hexham Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne, 
NE16 3BN

0191 414 2106

Located on the B6317 beside Blaydon Rugby Club. There is a bus stop at the start of the access road to the Centre.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm or dusk if earlier.
Closed between Christmas and New Year and Bank Holidays.

The Centre is open subject to staff availability. Facilities includes visitor information, some leaflets, toilets and parking. 


See also

Derwent Walk Country Park and Derwenthaugh Park