Watergate Forest Park
With its wetlands, woodlands, wildflower meadows and recreational routes, including those for people with disabilities, this is one of Gateshead's Premier sites. The park also includes the Woodlands at Washingwell and Bucks Hill.
Walking trails: There are two main walking trails around the park. A 1.4 mile circular walk around the lake provides a great opportunity to see the wildlife that lives in the park. Whereas, the 3 mile Watergate and Washingwell Wander route takes in views of natural and historic features as well as the sculptures along the way.
Cycle and horse trails: The Watergate Riders' route circular walk is a mixture of both permissive and official bridleways as well as restricted byways. Suitable for cyclists and horse riders also giving walkers an alternative 3.25 mile or 5.4 km trail.
Gateshead Council Countryside Team
Waste Services and Ground Maintenance,
Local Environmental Services,
Park Road, Gateshead
0191 433 7412