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Rising Sun Country Park

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Address: Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
Phone Number: (0191) 643 2241
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Lovely walks especially in a sunny day

A number of colour coded pathways with approximate walking times which is very helpful. A good children's play area and a smashing cafe with lovely views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A number of colour coded pathways with approximate walking times which is very helpful. A good children's play area and a smashing cafe with lovely views.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Used to run round this place when I lived in Benton. Massive artificial hills (old pit heaps) transformed with landscaping and large lakes that now are a haven for wildlife. I've seen deer here and the orchids are quite spectacular in June (Marsh and Common Spotted). There is an old waggonway that runs right across the area providing a straight... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

If you like countryside walks then this is a delight, so many trails it's quite easy to get lost! Spent a delightful Easter Sunday afternoon here in the glorious sunshine, with plenty of wildlife to photograph. There's a nice visitor centre with an adjoining cafe, all the staff were extremely helpful. A good day out for the family if you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 attraction reviews
1,467 helpful votes 1,467 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great place to walk around during the day, or to see the sun rise/set, but when it gets dark the chavs start to come out and it's not exactly the safest place to be. Also nice to run around too! Very secluded.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very aptly named when you're lucky enough to witness the amazing sight of the sun rising above the hill. This is also a great place to be to watch the sunset in the distance. If you appreciate wildlife this is a lovely place to walk, with lots of routes to choose from, often used by dog walkers, joggers and cyclists.There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We often visit here throughout the year and love to see how it all changes. If you wanna kinda get away from it all....here is a good place to just waste an hour or so. People you pass are always so friendly an always say hi. Great little spot this is.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Rising Sun is great for a walk around, or even a cycle. Great Cycle/ walking paths and hills which look out over Wallsend/ Newcastle. Normally, there are horses and the occasional donkey/ deer in the field for children to feed/ stroke. There is a park for the children and a café for hot and cold drinks/ snacks. A grassy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

my family have been visiting this spot for many years . it`s great for a long walk ,in any season. there are horses and sometimes donkeys, there is also a wonderful deer to see in a field with the horses .we often go and pick blackberries aswell.there is a nice little coffee shop if you want to stop for a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was always packed when I went - on a weekday afternoon. Parking was a nightmare but the park is very nice and the cafe has plenty on offer

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Newcastle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This country park is tucked behind Asda of all places but is great for dog walking, exercising the kids, bike rides or just having a coffee on the terrace (Newcastle weather permitting). The food is always of a decent quality and the prices very reasonable. It's a great spot for a half hour pop in or several hours of mixed... More 

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