The Derwent Walk Country Park is a mixture of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, riverside and reclaimed industrial sites all linked by the Derwent Walk.
The Derwent Walk is the track-bed of the old Derwent Valley Railway which is 11 miles (18 km) long and follows the Derwent Valley between Swalwell in the north and Consett in the south. It is also part of National Cycle Network 14.
The Derwent Walk Country Park is the stretch between Swalwell and Rowlands Gill and is owned by Gateshead County Council. Further south between Rowlands Gill and Consett the Derwent Walk is owned by Durham County Council. This page concentrates solely on The Derwent Walk Country Park part of the walk.
For a full map including visitor centres and routes through the park scroll down this page a little Derwent Walk Country Park and Derwenthaugh Park Leaflet.
All photos taken during 2 visits in July 2013
Cycle Gateshead: Derwent Walk and Derwenthaugh Park
Gateshead County Council: Derwent Walk Country Park and Derwenthaugh Park