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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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Good day out

If you like open spaces & that nice cup of tea at the end, this is the place to go. Plenty of walks, cycle routes & just on the outskirts of Newcastle

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you like open spaces & that nice cup of tea at the end, this is the place to go. Plenty of walks, cycle routes & just on the outskirts of Newcastle

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful countryside walk and ponds. We were very lucky and saw a magnificent stag in the field close to where we were walking. There is a café and parking and a play area for little ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

lovely area for walks and nature trials, kids love the ducks and woodland which is clearly full of bears... the fields are always full of horses and the resident stag which is santas reindeer on holiday, cafe is nice and play area is ok, could do with improvement. great for walking dogs

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North East England
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My partner and I recently found and began using the Rising Sun Country Park for trail walks in an effort to get in some daily exercise. There's a huge park/play area for kids with a cafe. After that there are multiple trails with varying degrees of difficulty for people of all fitness levels. The trails are well marked and can... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful views & food & drink available that is excellent. Things for the kiddies to do & an outside area to eat, drink & chill, weather permitting of course. It's certainly worth a visit.

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Accessed from Asda in Benwell, Newcastle, this former coal mining area has been been transformed into a city wildlife oasis which is good for wildlife - with a variety of habitats including a medium-sized lake. I come here particularly for orchids and dragonflies (though not in February!). There are well marked walking trails and it's good for mountain bikers. If... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Although this is a lovely park, there was loads of dog poo, some just left and some in poo bags! What is the point of picking up after your dog then leaving the bags on the ground. It really spoiled a visit to a lovely park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very bliss and relaxing place to wander round with friends, family or just commuting to college everyday, which i chose walking through the rising sun over getting the bus everyday, and the view from the hill is breathtaking and you can see the whole city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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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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