Percy Pit

The land at Percy Pit was reclaimed from former use in the coal mining industry. Percy Pit is an open green space used for walking, cycling and horse riding, with a great view of the Tyne Valley from the top of the hill. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy, including wildflowers, tree plantations and many species of bird.

Opening times

Percy Pit is open at all times.

Location 

Percy Pit lies between Newburn and Lemington, on the west edge of Newcastle.

Facilities

There are no toilet, refreshment, or play facilities at Percy Pit.

Accessibility

Path surfaces vary from smooth tarmac to fairly rough whinstone chippings, and there are some quite steep hills.

How to get here

Bus

Percy Pit can be reached from Newcastle Central Station by bus (Number 22, alight at Lemington Road).

Car

The site can be reached by car on the A6085.  Cars can be parked at Lorraine Terrace, Lemington.

Friends of Percy Pit

There is currently no friends group for Percy Pit. If you are interested in getting involved with Newcastle Parks please contact us.

Contact

For more information about Percy Pit, please email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk or phone 0191 2787878 and ask for 'Parks'.

Page last updated: 
10 June 2014
 
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