Herrington Country Park is a place bursting with natural beauty and is a haven for a rich variety of wildlife.

Located close to the English coast, Herrington Country Park enjoys a variety of areas for visitors to enjoy. The park is a vast natural landscape with rolling hills that extend for miles. The views are spectacular and the air is fresh!

Located within the grounds of the park are the remnants of the Durham Coal Mine. Visitors to Herrington Park should take a moment to visit the coal mine museum and learn more about the colourful history of Durham.

There is plenty to see and do to keep you occupied all day. The views spectacular, providing a superb backdrop to a wonderful walk through nature. The park has a vast network of cycle trails for those who prefer two wheels.

As with any outdoor trip, it’s best to visit during the summer months when the views and weather can be thoroughly enjoyed. The park provides the largest open air concert site in the UK and hosts numerous events throughout the year. During quieter times, visitors can enjoy the designated picnic areas and environmental sculptures. Kids will love exploring the children’s play park, which is designed around the well-known local myth of the Lambton Worm.


Chester Road, Penshaw, Sunderland, DH4 7EL
Tel: 0191 534 8526
Times: Daily, Dawn – Dusk