Jesmond Dene (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) Reviews
Description:Jesmond Dene is a narrow wooded valley that follows the river Ouseburn between South Gosforth and Jesmond Vale. This ... more
Jesmond Dene (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) ... provides an important wildlife corridor right into the centre of Newcastle. There is a spectacular mix of native and exotic trees, and the Dene is home to a lot of wildlife, notably the Kingfisher, the Red Squirrel and many woodland birds. The Dene stretches for over three kilometres and has many areas of tranquillity, as well as ‘honey pots’ of activity.
Newest Review: ... centre. You will need to get off at Cradlewell/Jesmond road. The main entrance is just a few minutes walk from the bus stop. There is also a bus that runs from the monument in the city centre to Jesmond road and the Freeman hospital. The bus allows access to the northern end of The Dene known as Paddy Freeman Lake. The nearest metro station is at South Gosforth. From the station it is about ... more
Customer Jesmond Dene (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) Reviews (3)
by - written on 21/09/11 (Very useful, 193 readings)
Jesmond Dene is a narrow wooded valley (known as a Dene) just 1 mile to the east of Newcastle city centre. Despite its close proximity to the city, it feels like you are in a truly rural location. The Dene is just over 3 KM in length and has numerous paths to explore. It is easy to get to, free to enter and has something for everyone. Jesmond Dene runs from Benton bank to South Gosforth and is maintained by Newcastle city council. The land was bought along with Jesmond towers mansion by lord and Lady Armstrong in the 1850's. Lord Armstrong landscaped the valley laying paths, building bridges and creating waterfalls. Lord Armstrong also owned Craigside near ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/05/09 (Useful, 263 readings)
Jesmond dene is situated on either side a small stream that runs from the main suburbs of Newcastle, to the river Tyne. There are various attractions along it, including an old water mill, stepping stones and pet's corner. Pet's corner is the highlight from this list and it is a tiny urban zoo. It houses pigs, goats, sheep and various birds some of which are exotic. The peacocks are pretty fantastic here. Pet's corner also has a pet cemetery which you probably don't want to spend a long time brooding in, but it is interesting to glance over. Pet's corner will also organise parties for kid's birthdays which are really fun and engaging for children. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/03/06 (Very useful, 3502 readings)
About the Dene. *************** Jesmond Dene is one of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's hidden gems. Tucked away in the North East of the City, the dene is an old Victorian park in a wooded valley. The River Ousebourn runs along the valley floor, complete with waterfalls and a quaint old water mill and the Dene is a lovely place for a stroll year round. The Dene is crowded with many different species of trees, plants and flowers, which cluster along its steep banks. Wildlife including the Kingfisher, the Red Squirrel and many woodland birds have also been spotted her. Alongside these rarer creatures there are a good number of ducks for those of you with ... Read the complete review
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