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Benwell Nature Park
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Tyne and Wear
Natural England
Regional Team:
North East
Year of Declaration: 2000
Declaring Authority: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council
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Grid Reference: Unknown
Location: Benwell Nature Park, Atkinson Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8XT
Owned by: Newcastle City Council
Managed by: Newcastle City Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By Car you can get to the park via West road or Scotswod road. www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/parks-and-countryside/how-get-benwell-nature-park

Visitor facilities: There is a visitor centre with disabled access and toilets. A picnic area near the pond and a herb garden close to the Park Building have also been created. Access to the park’s pond is via boardwalks. Wheelchair users and those who have mobility problems may find some of the paths and the boardwalks difficult to use. There is one disabled bay in the car park. Children under 8 must be ccompanied by an adult.
What to see: There are avariety of habiatats incluiding pond and marsh, meadows and hedgerows, woodlands and stone outcrops, each with its own variety of plants and animals.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Newcastle City Council Countryside Volunteers. The council has a countryside ranger volunteer service, for more information contact Benwell Nature Park on 0191 2732983

www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/parks-and-countryside/countryside-volunteers
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Newcastle City Council:
Tel: 0191 273 2983
E-mail benwell.naturepark@newcastle.gov.uk

Website address and other links: www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/countryside/benwell-nature-park

Alternatively try:

www.newcastle.gov.uk and search for Benwell Nature Park.

Last Updated: 15/03/2013
 
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