Tyne & Wear HER: 9886
Wikipedia: Benwell Nature Park
Post code: NE4 8XT
Grid ref: NZ212644

Benwell Nature Park


Benwell Nature Park was established in 1982 on land cleared by the demolition of two streets of terraced housing and a section of Atkinson Road in Benwell. A cobbled back lane that ran between the backs of the terraced houses of Atkinson Road and Helen Street can still be seen in the park.

Benwell Nature Park is a Local Nature Reserve in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 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 southwest 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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Benwell Nature Park

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Ornamental gate, Benwell Nature Park

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Benwell Nature Park

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Tyne and Wear HER(9886): Benwell, Atkinson Road, Benwell Nature Park
- "Benwell Nature Park is a very young but already splendid oasis. Created after the demolition of two streets in 1982, it is now a well used and well cared for ...

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Wildflower Meadow, Benwell Nature Park

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Entrance to Benwell Nature Park

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Visitor Centre, Benwell Nature Park

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Ponds, Benwell Nature Park

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The Old Road, Benwell Nature Park

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