Throckley Dene & Walbottle

Walbottle and Throckley Dene is a stretch of semi-natural ancient woodland in a steep sided valley with Dewley Burn running through. The woodland is beautiful to walk in at any time of year. Enjoy the spring woodland ground flora, the shady canopy above in full summer, the glories of an autumn day or the crisp starkness of winter – there's always something lovely to be seen.

The main path through the Dene is a public bridleway, and therefore can be used by horse riders and cyclists as well as walkers.

Opening times

The Walbottle and Throckley Dene is open at all times


Walbottle and Throckley Dene is located near the western border of Newcastle Upon Tyne, with many public entrances. 


There are no buildings or facilities in Walbottle and Throckley Dene.


The footpaths at Walbottle and Throckley Dene are mostly soft surfaced and can become muddy and waterlogged in wet weather.

Access to the Dene is limited due to the natural geography of the area. There are steps at the Westway, Ambleside and Mayfield Avenue entrances, and the Hexham Road entrances are not accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs.

How to get to Walbottle and Throckley Dene

On-street car parking is available at some of the entrances to the dene, including Westway and Mayfield Avenue. If you are using the Hexham Road entrance, please park behind the bus stop to the west of the Dene, on the north side of Hexham Road.

Friends of Wallbottle and Throckley Dene

The Friends of Throckley and Walbottle Dene are a small group of people who are committed to promoting and improving the Dene, whilst protecting its landscape and wildlife. They work with the Rangers to organise events and to fundraise. New members are welcome.