Three adjoining Parks make up Wallsend Parks. Habitats include formal parkland, a small pond, a freshwater stream, woodland and ancient grassland and scrub. The parks recently benefited from a 7 million restoration, which has improved the facilities and surrounding environment. The parks are also attached to an important wildlife corridor ‘Wallsend Dene’, which has been designated a Local Nature Reserve since 2005 and ‘Wallsend Burn’ which meets up with the River Tyne.
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A Redwing by
Key Species to watch out for include Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker. The site is also home to a wide variety of woodlands birds, Mallards, Moorhen and a selection of waders, which favour Wallsend Burn during low tide. In the autumn and winter, migrants such as Redwing can be easily found. Some years Waxwing and Brambling come to visit.
Below is a selection of photos from the Wallsend Parks and Dene.
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