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There are many countryside parks in the Land of Oak & Iron. Safe places to explore by bike, foot or horse; historic places to find out about the industry that shaped today’s landscape and much more.

Allensford Country Park, near Consett – picnic area, play park, river, woodlands, toilets, cafe.

Derwent Walk Country Park and Derwenthaugh Park – riverside walks and cycle rides, wetlands, woodlands, High Dam, Hollinside Manor, Nine Arches Viaduct.

Tyne Riverside Country Park, Prudhoe – picnic area, play area, riverside walks and cycle rides, toilets, The Spetchells.