If you’re planning to venture out at night with the whole family in tow, you want a safe, easy-to-navigate and accessible walk, and Tyne Green Country Park is just that. A fifteen-minute walk from the centre of Hexham, it’s easy to reach by foot if you live in town or are arriving by public transport.
Tyne Green Country Park was presented to the people of the area by Lord Allendale in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and has remained a popular recreation ground ever since. Although the park has much to recommend it during the day, visit at night, and you’ll have the place virtually to yourselves.
The river walk is our top pick for a nighttime jaunt, as it's straightforward to follow, and the ground is solid and level so is ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The path follows the river through the park for four miles, so it’s up to you to decide how far you want to stretch your legs.
Watch out for the park’s nocturnal inhabitants, and in autumn, bask in the colourful canopies lining the park.