The park was reclaimed in the 1980’s from its industrial past and now consists of wildflower meadows, woodlands, amenity grassland and stunning views of the River Tyne. The dense plantations are alive with birds and if you are quietly you may also catch glimpses of foxes and rabbits. You can regularly see wading birds along the River and in recent years there have been an increasing number of sightings of grey and common seals.
Walker Riverside Park is open at all times.
Walker Riverside Park is situated on the banks of the River Tyne in Walker.
There are no buildings or toilet facilities at the park.
There are steps and steep sections of path in the park which can make it difficult for wheelchair access.
How to get to Walker Riverside Park
The number 12 from Newcastle St James, Monument or New Bridge Street and from Wallsend Interchange will take you to Walker Road. From here you can walk into Walker Riverside Park via Church Street, Belmont Street, Pottery Bank or Malaya Drive.
The number 18 bus runs from Forest Hall through Benton, Gosforth, Byker to Walker Road and on to Wallsend Interchange. Form Walker Road you can walk into Walker Riverside via Church Street, Belmont Street, Pottery Bank or Malaya Drive.
The nearest metro station is Byker and from here you can get the No.12 or No.18 bus (see above for further details).
From Walker Road, A186. There are car parks at the bottom of Belmont Street or Pottery Bank.
Cyclists can reach the park (via the streets named above) from Walker Road, or from Hadrian’s Way (NCN route 72), which runs through the park.
Friends of Walker Riverside Park
The Friends of Walker Riverside Park volunteer within the park. Please contact us on the email below for more information on how to be involved.