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Marden Quarry

Marden Road South, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8PN

Tel: 07583 225 859 (Craig Thompson Park Warden)

 

Situated just 10 minutes walk from Whitley Bay town centre is Marden Quarry Park – a striking landscape with mature woodland and limestone grassland. It offers an unusual landscape, as virtually the only exposure of magnesium limestone north of the River Tyne.

 

It is a local nature reserve too, with a large wildfowl lake supporting breeding birds such as the mute swan, mallard, moorhen, coot, tufted duck and seasonal migrating birds.

 

Facilities:Events and activities, Free car park, Park users can use the toilet facilities at The Quarry pub, situated across the road

 

Souter Park & Churchill Playing Fields

Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear NE25 8AZ

Tel: 07583 225 859 (Craig Thompson Park Warden)

A characterful and lively suburban park straddling Marine Avenue, which runs from Monkseaton Metro Bridge down into Whitley Bay.

 

Adjoining Souter Park on the North side are Churchill Playing Fields which offers an expanse of open space for playing sports.

 

A public footpath following the second of the former Avenue branch railway lines runs along the west side of the Fields, from Marine Avenue to Monkseaton Drive.

 

 Facilities: 4 bowling greens, 5 hard tennis courts, 4 small pavilions and huts, grass and hard landscaping, ornamental garden

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