The Town Moor is one of unique features of Newcastle, with around 400 hectares of open space providing a green heart to the city. The Town Moor has a history as pasture land dating back to the 12th century and the land tenure and use is regulated by an Act of Parliament.

The Town Moor has remained an area of common land as the city has grown and changed around it, with the grazing rights belonging to the City Freeman.

However, developments have encroached on the margins of the Town Moor and road improvements such as the North-west Radial dual carriageway, have taken significant areas of land. 

As well as pasture and informal use, open spaces on the Town Moor support a range of other recreational land uses, including formal parks, allotments and sports facilities.


The Town Moor can be accessed from Great North Road, Claremont Road, Grandstand Road and Exhibition Park.


For more information about the Town Moor, please email parks& or phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'Parks'.

Page last updated: 
10 June 2014
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