The land at Percy Pit was reclaimed from former use in the coal mining industry. Percy Pit is an open green space used for walking, cycling and horse riding, with a great view of the Tyne Valley from the top of the hill. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy, including wildflowers, tree plantations and many species of bird.
Percy Pit is open at all times.
Percy Pit lies between Newburn and Lemington, on the west edge of Newcastle.
There are no toilet, refreshment, or play facilities at Percy Pit.
Path surfaces vary from smooth tarmac to fairly rough whinstone chippings, and there are some quite steep hills.
How to get here
Percy Pit can be reached from Newcastle Central Station by bus (Number 22, alight at Lemington Road).
The site can be reached by car on the A6085. Cars can be parked at Lorraine Terrace, Lemington.
Friends of Percy Pit
There is currently no friends group for Percy Pit. If you are interested in getting involved with Newcastle Parks please contact us.