NZ2163 : Benwell Nature Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Dunston, Gateshead, Great Britain

Benwell Nature Park
Benwell Nature Park
Hedgerows, walls, rock outcrops, scrub and coniferous woodland all created from wasteland by community volunteers.
Benwell Nature Park
Benwell Nature Park is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) Local Nature Reserve in the heart of Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. Many natural habitats have been established including a pond and marsh, meadows and hedgerows, woodlands and stone outcrops. A picnic area near the pond and a herb garden close to the Park Building have also been created.

The park came into being in 1982 after the demolition of two streets, Joan and Helen Street, and half of Atkinson Road. All that remains visible of these streets now is a length of cobbled back lane at the south-west corner of the park.

Its creation has been largely due to involvement of the local community, volunteers and the city’s schoolchildren. The park has won many awards and accolades over the years including the Green Flag Award, and from Northumbria in Bloom.

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Date Taken
Friday, 23 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Park and Public Gardens  Educational sites  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2176 6377 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0849N 1:39.6986W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2175 6378
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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