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Blackhill and Consett Park

11 Laburnum Ave, Blackhill, Consett DH8 5SZ, UK

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About Blackhill and Consett Park

A beautiful park, which was located in the Blackhill conservation area, it was laid out on reclaimed land by the Consett Iron Company and gifted to the community in 1891. There are rolling expanses of cultivated lawns, decorative borders and beds interspersed with woodland areas providing a picturesque link between Consett town centre and Blackhill and also there is the original Victorian Fountain and a recreated Victorian-style bandstand on which colliery brass bands perform through the summer,



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Terris Novalis1.49km from Blackhill and Consett Park

This sculpture consists of two measuring instruments; a theodolite and an engineer's level, reproduced twenty times life size, standing approximately six metres tall. Made from stainless steel and supported on animal feet, this work is visible for many miles and stands as a monument to the history of the area and a prominent mile marker for the C2C cycle route. Terris Novalis is situated on the Coast to Coast cycle path which means it has relatively easy access for cyclists or those walking the

Derwentcote Steel Furnace5.74km from Blackhill and Consett Park

Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain which was built in the 1720s.  It is part of the Land of Oak and Iron project, aiming to improve information and access to local heritage in the Derwent Valley.   It is a low rectangular stone building with a large conical chimney near one end. The structure provided storage areas for raw materials, for the finished steel output, and space for the actual furnace within the chimney.

Derwent reservoir 7.82km from Blackhill and Consett Park

Derwent Reservoir is a reservoir on the River Derwent, on the border between County Durham and Northumberland, in England. It is west of Consett. It is one of the biggest inland waters in England.  It also hosts a sailing club, which holds many events throughout the year, including windsurfing, sailing, running, and triathlons. The area around the reservoir hosts the annual Tour of the Reservoir cycle race.

Hall Hill Farm7.91km from Blackhill and Consett Park

Hall Hill Farm is a tourist attraction Set in the attractive countryside with the opportunity to see and touch animals at close quarters. Farm trailer ride, barrel train, gift shop, tearoom, picnic, and indoor and outdoor play areas.  there is a wide variety of animals including both large and small, from chicks, pigs, goats, deer, sheep, donkeys, ponies to llamas and highland cattle. It covers 290 hectares, consisting of 140 hectares of grassland, 40 hectares of woodland, and the remainder for

Pow Hill Country Park9.01km from Blackhill and Consett Park

Pow Hill is set in moorland overlooking the Derwent Reservoir. The word Pow comes from Old English and means ‘slow-moving stream’ which refers to the waterlogged boggy area in the north of the site. Rain falling on the surrounding moors is absorbed into the peaty ground. Water then seeps downhill into basins and shallow valleys, creating bogs. Conserved for its special wildlife interest, the area is home to goldcrests, coal tits, roe deer and red squirrels.

The Waskerley Way9.11km from Blackhill and Consett Park

The Waskerley Way is a 16km route running from Parkhead Station above Stanhope in Weardale to Lydgetts Junction. An entirely off road route using the National Cycle Network, suitable for mountain, hybrid or cross bikes from the heart of Newcastle along the Tyne and Derwent valleys and then the Waskerley Way right on the cusp of the Pennines.

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Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.