Photograph of Walbottle BrickworksWalbottle Brickworks nature reserve is a former quarry and brickworks. An amazing variety of flowers grow here, attracting butterflies and other insects. It is a peaceful place, ideal for walking and exploring nature.

You may also like to visit Walbottle Community Orchard. The Orchard was planted entirely by local people in 1998. In season you can pick raspberries, plums, apples or gooseberries, or at any time of year just enjoy the peace and the birdsong.

A bridleway runs through the site, allowing access to horse riders and cyclists.

Opening times

This site is open at all times.


Walbottle Brickworks is located on Walbottle Road, between Walbottle and Newburn. It can also be reached from Hospital Lane near Lemington.

Walbottle Community Orchard can be accessed from Walbottle Road beside Dene Terrace.


There are no visitor centre or toilet facilities on site.


There is a network of paths around the site; these are hard surfaced but can be rough. There are also some steep hills and steps.

How to get to Walbottle Brickworks


Wallbottle Brickworks and Orchard is only a short walk from the number 22 bus route on Newburn Road.


Car parking is limited to roadside parking on Walbottle Rd; parking on Hospital Lane is not recommended as it is a single track road.


For more information about Walbottle Brickworks and Orchard, please email parks& or phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for 'Parks'.

Page last updated: 
10 June 2014
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