Landscape In Whickham, Tyne And Wear
Small park in the heart of Whickham, home to Whickham Windmill.
Chase Park is right in the centre of Whickham and is a popular place for families with it's skate park, outdoor gym and play area. It's a pretty little park with paths, gardens and a short woodland walk attracting lots of wildlife.
The park has some interesting historic features too, being the site of Whickham House built in 1740. The house was constructed by Thomas Rawling and was later occupied by prominent industrialist G Forster, who renamed the house 'The Chase' after his love of horse racing.
The jewel in the crown though is Whickham Windmill, which stands in King George's field. It was built in 1720, and was owned by the Prince Bishops of Durham. By 1842, it had fallen out of use, and now houses one of artist Graeme Hopper's lovely sculptures. Graeme also has work in other local parks including sculptures at Watergate Forest Park.
If you want to extend your walk, you could head to Watergate Park to take a look at them. Take the exit onto Broom Lane, head to Bucks Hill Wood and you'll link up with Watergate Park. It's around a 25 minute walk away.
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Contributed by Sandra Clemens
I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.More Places from Sandra
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