Sunderland Guide: Herrington Country Park

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Location: Opposite Penshaw Monument, enter by car from the A183 (Chester Road) via A19. Alternatively, a walking route is possible via East Herrington

The park is also a popular venue for summer based events and festivals.

The park contains three lakes, populated by ducks and swans, an amphitheatre, a skate park, a walkable forest covering the former Lambton Wagonway route which leads to Foxcover Lane and Hasting Hill, a large number of footpaths and a viewing platform. Directly across the road is Penshaw Monument.

It shouldn’t be surprising that the park is an excellent choice for a walk or a family day out and offers some of the finest views in the area. Its gigantic size means that crowds are not a problem. The area is generally safe although caution should be taken in the east end of the Foxcover wood which sometimes attracts groups of youths.

Nearby amenities: One on Park Cafe, The Stackyard Pub (West Herrington), The Stables Pub and Eatery (West Herrington), The Prospect Italian Bistro (Penshaw), The Grey Horse (Penshaw)