Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Newcastle

Five great places in Newcastle to take your dog for a walk

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Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Newcastle.

Leazes Park

leazes park, a great place to walk your dog in newcastle

Opened in 1873, Leazes Park is the city’s oldest park and the perfect place to walk your dog. The park is built around a beautiful lake, so you can relax and take in the scenery while your has a quick swim. You can also enjoy the tennis courts and bowling green.

Plan your dog walk to Leazes Park.

Walker Riverside Park

walker riverside park, a great place to walk your dog in newcastle

Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, Walker Riverside Park boasts gorgeous scenery and an interesting array of wildlife. According to the council, “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.”

The park covers about 75 acres and is now mostly wildflower meadows, woodlands and grassland, a far cry from its industrial past and now a wonderful place to spend time with your dog.

Plan your dog walk to Walker Riverside Park.

Walbottle Brickworks and Orchard

walbottle brickworks local nature reserve, a great place to walk your dog in newcastle

This beautiful nature reserve is another reclaimed piece of land. Formerly a quarry and brickworks, this site is now marvelous place to enjoy the outdoors. The space is great for off-lead exercise for your dog or just a calm stroll while you enjoy the range of flowers and wildlife.

There is also a community orchard where raspberries, plums, apples and gooseberries can be picked during certain times of year. Regardless of the time of year, you can still check out this lovely space.

Plan your dog walk to Walbottle Brickworks and Orchard.

Gosforth Central Park

gosforth central park, a great place to walk your dog in newcastle

Gosforth Central Park is located to the north of the city, close to the high street and shopping centre. Though this park is small at 7 acres, it’s still a great spot for a walk with your dog and a nice break from the bustle of the city. Additionally, the park includes a bandstand, bowling green and tennis courts.

Plan your dog walk to Gosforth Central Park.

Paddy Freeman's Park

paddy freeman's park, a great place to walk your dog in newcastle

Located to the north east of Newcastle’s city centre, Paddy Freeman’s Park is a popular spot. It boasts a boating lake and a large play area for children as well as a bowling green, tennis courts and a cafe. This beautiful park is a great place to enjoy a walk with your pup.

Plan your dog walk to Paddy Freeman’s Park.

High paws - We hope you’re as excited about your next dog walk as we are.

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