Derwent Waterside Park

Overview

Derwent Waterside Park is home to Derwent Reservoir, which is the second largest reservoir in the north east, covering 1,000 acres on the eastern edge of the North Pennines and offering stunning views of the wide open surroundings of the upper Derwent Valley

Derwent lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and supplies 28 million gallons (127 million litres) of water every day to the homes and industries of much of Wearside and South Tyneside.

You can find out more about the reservoir, its wildlife and its history as you go, on foot or by bike. Cyclists can make a longer circular route around the reservoir by combining the shore path with local roads.

Or, for a more relaxed visit, there are lots of quiet places dotted around the reservoir to rest, read a book, chat, have a picnic and just enjoy the views.

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