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Herrington Country Park

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Chester Road. Penshaw | Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, England
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Loverly set out park

The park is in a great location ,large play area and great large grounds .Only negative was the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ian o
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Dog walk

Been here this morning and had a lovely walk with my two border terriers it’s still muddy in places... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lynnylala
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“penshaw monument” (112 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (32 reviews)
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Chester Road. Penshaw | Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, England
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"penshaw monument"
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"feed the ducks"
in 32 reviews
"an ice cream van"
in 16 reviews
"play area"
in 39 reviews
"open space"
in 21 reviews
"across the road"
in 22 reviews
"penshaw tea rooms"
in 7 reviews
"memorial garden"
in 6 reviews
"garden centre"
in 6 reviews
"open fields"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 24 reviews
"large lake"
in 13 reviews
"model boats"
in 9 reviews
"coal mine"
in 7 reviews
"fresh air"
in 17 reviews
"small cafe"
in 16 reviews
"toilet facilities"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is in a great location ,large play area and great large grounds .Only negative was the cafe as a family ordered chips and toasted sandwiches the chips were under cooked as were the sandwiches very disappointing ,overall still enjoyed the park.

Thank ian o
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here this morning and had a lovely walk with my two border terriers it’s still muddy in places but really is a lovely walk with nice views to get air in your lungs

1  Thank lynnylala
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of spring sun certainly lifted the spirit today. The park looked glorious, there lakes for birds and model boats, there’s a skate park for scooter and bike nuts. There’s miles of lovely countryside. Really enjoyed our visit today.

Thank Dr_Waugh
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is an easy access park suitable for prams wheelchairs and bikes ,scooters and even skateboards.Theres a lakeand several small ponds where you can sit and watch waterbirds from benches.The café is next to a really nice play area with a zip wire.

Thank Jen W
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my youth group for the Autism walk, we had to walk around the park with bad rocky ground and through the mud that was all boggy and up to our ankles, we had a few members in wheelchairs who cannot walk very...More

Thank BethanySanderson
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I take my dog for walks around the park on a weekly basis, the marked out walks are easy to follow with plenty of signage. The birds in the main lake are excellent especially the swans, which the population has grown extensively in the last...More

Thank pcleonard
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely open space & hopefully the dog walkers (not all) do a better job on cleaning up after their loved pets

1  Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent Park for the family , as well as dog walking. Friendly place , with local people enjoying the atmosphere

1  Thank karen t
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If the weather is okay then this is a good place to take the family but it is a little bit of a walk from the café area to the lakeside so for those who cannot walk far I would recommend taking the car down...More

Thank burnettgeorge
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I class myself as being very lucky to have such a beautiful park on my doorstep. Standing at the foot of the iconic Penshaw Monument, Herrington Country Park offers everything from leisurely to challenging walks all graded accordingly with equal cycle ways. The abundant wildlife...More

Thank Graham S
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budapesttont
8 May 2018|
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Response from mukhasben | Reviewed this property |
Hi, try Searching for pitch sites in the Sunderland area this will show you a few straight away
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paul m
5 May 2018|
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Response from Stace877 | Reviewed this property |
No, it may look inviting but the lake(s) are for nature's visitors.
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LilacBlue2
9 February 2018|
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Response from garyfV6269SF | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure if it is open all day must be 9am at the latest as there is a café as well and that should be open most of the day.
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