Rising Sun Country Park
Rising Sun Country Park
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CheekyKB
Newcastle, UK273 contributions
Oct 2021
The Rising Sun is a family place. People of old and young can be seen here day after day. Wether they are walking/running/cycling it's always bustling no matter what the weather, It's great on 5th Nov as you can climb to the top and watch the fireworks from across the full city.
Written January 28, 2022
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stevoo69
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK568 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nice winter walk out around rising sun country park, lot's of nice animals to see, great donkeys and wee horse's.
If your lucky you might catch falcons on display I'm sure you can check time's.
Good boots are a must as it is a bit muddy, but great to get out, you might even see the stag.
Take some food for swans and duck's.
Enjoy your walk
Written December 29, 2020
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Joyce W
Wallsend, England156 contributions
Nov 2020
There are lots of paths to wander round in this country park, which are clearly shown on the maps of the site. Good for wildlife - if you are very lucky you might spot deer.
Cafe and toilets, small play area.
Written November 13, 2020
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Cassilero
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK147 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
The council have stopped doing hot food at the cafe. You can get a takeaway hot drink and an excellent scone. The walk around was spoilt by many noisy people, having loud conversations, shouting at their phones, cyclists hurtling past two nearly colliding and as for the person who left a bag of dog mess on a bench... The stag has no antlers currently either sadly. Wildlife not anywhere to be seen in this busy noisy place.
Written October 15, 2020
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Mags
7 contributions
Feb 2021
Love walking around the grounds, however, the cafe isn't very eco friendly. My sister and I brought our own reusable cups which didn't fit in the machine so understandably they had to use something else instead. Yet when my sister looked she saw the lady using a different disposable cup for each drink (both were hot chocolates) completely defeating the object of reducing waste in the first place. Upon suggestion that they use a crockery cups in future for situations like this to reduce waste (something I think a country park should be keen on doing) she was ignored by the lady serving her.
Written March 19, 2021
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Mark P
Hampshire, UK1,593 contributions
Jul 2022
Visited to take part in parkrun (every Saturday at 0900).

Free parking on site, or in the ASDA car park, about 1KM away.

The park is reasonably large with some small hills.

Visitor centre with cafe and toilets near the car park. Benches too.
Written July 30, 2022
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Kris J
10 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
I was expecting a Japanese theme park with bullet train rollercoster and samurai battles. chuck in a few longbow ranges and I was well up for it.

Nothing like that at all! the only thing remotely Japanese was in my pants as a result of a curry the night before. This park has nothing to do with Japan instead its named after the Pit that existed here many years ago. and like most british pits/mines its now a park. This place has some great walks and view points and working farm. The visitor centre has a nice place to stop for a cup of yea to get over the lack of adrenaline inducing rides. The view point a top the hill have great views over Wallsend and Benton. The bridleways had recently had a few horses pass by so I managed to get some free fertiliser for my tomatoes.

This place is great for walking the dog/kids and looking at the local nature but BEWARE its no theme park
Written October 18, 2015
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alancard
1 contribution
Far too many rude staff particularly the younger employees we qued to place an order while the staff chatted wont go back
Written June 1, 2012
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gmc25
newcastle19 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
A wonderful place for walks or cycle rides with the kids. I really like the cafe too. They do a limited range of nutritious and tasty lunches and the cakes and scones are always lovely.
Written November 6, 2014
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Graham H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom218 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We visited the "Rising Sun Country Park for the first time on 8th August the sky was overcast but it was warm and ideal for walking.

The Park is ideally suited for Walkers, Joggers, Horse riding, Cycling and there are 3 suggested walks (See photo of Map) Green Route approx. 15mins, Blue route approx. 25mins. Red route approx. 35mins; however you can add another 15 minutes to each walk for stopping times at several view points around the Park.

The Red route will lead you to Rising Sun Hill where you can admire the views of Wallsend, Newcastle etc.

Parking is plentiful & free and located next to the countryside centre where you can have a Picnic on the grass Banks or take refreshment in the Café.

There are plenty of things to see including horses and a Stag(quite a surprise), Dogs need to be kept on a lead.

There are no Rubbish Bins around the Park and in several areas rubbish is starting to accumulate; visitors are requested to take there rubbish with them.

Overall impression of the Park was good, plenty to see, nice walks, Information Boards in several places , well worth a visit.

All Routes are ideally suited for Wheelchairs & Mobility scooters except Rising sun Hill.
Written August 8, 2013
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