Rising Sun Country Park


A 400 acre park with free admission. The park includes grassland, woodland, pond, wetlands and a lake - supporting diverse wildlife. There is a community farm, visitor centre and educational facilities. The park has an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. In 2005 the park was awarded the nationally recognised Green Flag award for parks.

Part of the Park is on the former Rising Sun Colliery, which closed in 1969 with 1180 men and 26 pit ponies made redundant. Part of the Rising Sun Countryside Centre is built on the site of the former Scaffold Hill Hospital, which housed sufferers of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, scarlet fever and measles. (Source: North Tyneside Council)

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Moth gate

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Horses

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Rising Sun Country Park Stag

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Swans

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Lonely path

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Rising Sun Country Park
- The Website includes information for visitors, history of the park, galleries, events, newsletters etc.

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Rising Sun Colliery (1908-1969)
- The Rising Sun Colliery was located near Wallsend, between Battle Hill and Benton in North Tyneside. The sinking of the colliery began on the 9th of July 1906 and production began in 1908. [1] ...
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Scaffold Hill Hospital, Wallsend (1914-1986)
- Overview Map Street View The isolation hospital was officially opened in 1914 to house sufferers of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, scarlet fever and measles at a time when the ...
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Killingworth Waggonway
- "Killingworth Moor Waggonway (HER 1160) was extended to the north-west in the 1800s with the opening of Killingworth Colliery’s West Moor Pit in 1802, followed in 1808 and 1820 by ...
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Killingworth Waggonway, Rising Sun Country Park

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