Directions to Walkergate Park

Entrance to Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle

Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4QD
Telephone: 0191 287 5090
For satellite navigation our post code is NE6 4QD

We have been advised that some satellite navigation systems mis-read the post code of NE6 4QD as being NE64 which incorrectly takes you out of the area to Newbiggin by the Sea in Northumberland – which is approximately 15 miles from Walkergate Park. Please therefore double check your sat nav setting, or enter the full address.

Please note: When you see a word in quotation marks in blue text below this can alert you to a useful landmark.

Driving directions

From the North
Depending on where you are travelling from you may need to use A189 or A1 before joining the A19. If using the A189, pick up the A19 from the Moor House Farm Roundabout.

Head South on the A1, leave the A1 via the A19, this will be sign-posted Tyne Tunnel. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit for A19 Tyne Tunnel. At next roundabout (Moor House Farm Roundabout) exit on A19. Stay on A19 for seven miles, at roundabout (Silverlink Roundabout) with lights turn right, 4th exit on to A1058 West, merge onto A1058 Coast Road, stay on for 2.5 miles then move into left lane to leave A1058 sign posted Walker, turn left at lights “Crosslings”.

After driving under railway bridge you will pass “allotments” on right, take next right in to Walkergate Park grounds.

From the South: using the A19
These directions include travelling from South Tyneside, Sunderland etc. Follow A19 North through Tyne Tunnel. After the toll booths, follow the road to the left, continuing on A19 North. For information on Tunnel costs please visit the Tyne Tunnel 2 website or telephone 0191 574 0031

Leave the A19 at the second exit, slip road for A1058 Silverlink roundabout. At the traffic light roundabout turn left onto A1058 West, merge onto A1058 Coast Road. From this point follow directions above as per North.

From the South: using the A1
Follow the A1 North until you pass Washington Services, move to right lane and join A194(M) for approximately four miles following road to South Shields. At the roundabout take 2nd exit onto A194, at the next roundabout take 2nd exit A194. At next roundabout take second exit onto A19 for Tyne Tunnel and Morpeth. Follow A19 North through Tyne Tunnel For information on Tunnel costs please visit the Tyne Tunnel 2 website or telephone 0191 574 0031

When exiting tunnel aim to use one of the toll booths to the left marked 1-3. Once through turn left to continue on A19N. At the traffic light roundabout turn left onto A1058 W; merge onto A1058 Coast Road. From this point follow directions above as per North.

From the East
This includes Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and nearby coastal areas. Most major routes from these areas are well sign posted to lead to the start of the Coast Road A1058 (Billy Mill roundabout). Travel approximately five miles, move to left hand lane to leave A1058, sign posted Walker. Turn Left at lights “Crosslings”. After driving under a railway bridge you will pass “allotments” on right, take next right in to Walkergate Park grounds.

Approaching from the Tyne Bridge
A167(M) This is known as the Central Motorway. After crossing bridge travel through a short underpass. Once through move over to the right lane and look for the signs to leave the A167(M) towards Tynemouth A1058 (Coast Road) on the slip road move to the left lane for Tynemouth. As soon as it is possible make another move to the left lane for Tynemouth; go straight ahead at two sets of lights “Holiday Inn” on the left, one mile on, go through another underpass (Cradlewell).

Continue through lights at crossroads, “Peoples Theatre” on right. Once through lights take 2nd slip road sign posted Walker, use right hand lane on slip road, turn right at lights, move to left lane “Crosslings”.

After driving under railway bridge you will pass “allotments” on right, take next right in to Walkergate Park grounds.

From the West
Follow the A69 until it meets the A1 (large roundabout with traffic lights). A186 ahead 2nd exit, turn left 2nd exit A191 “Denton Hotel”. Travel one mile, at the roundabout after “Balloon Pub” turn right 3rd exit onto A167, small roundabout – follow ahead towards bigger roundabout turn right 2nd exit, A167. Follow A167 for two miles; when entering underpass merge over to the left lane to follow road for A1058 Tynemouth (Coast Road).

Go straight ahead at two sets of lights “Holiday Inn” on the left, one mile on go through another underpass (Cradlewell). Continue through lights at crossroads, “Peoples Theatre” on right. Once through lights take 2nd slip road sign posted Walker, use right hand lane on slip road, turn right at lights, move to left lane “Crosslings”.

After driving under railway bridge you will pass “allotments” on right, take next right in to Walkergate Park grounds.
Entrance to Walkergate Park grounds
Once in the grounds drive over the zebra crossing and take the first left. Follow the road to the rear of the building. Our entrance is on the right.
Entrance to North East Drive Mobility

Public transport

By Metro
Walkergate Metro Station is nearest to Walkergate Park. Turn left coming out of the station and go approximately 350 metres along Benfield Road. Walkergate Park is on the left opposite Benfield Comprehensive School.

Please note that the access ramps at Walkergate Metro Station are very steep.

By Bus
Number 1 – Stagecoach
This is a frequent service every day and runs every 7/8 minutes Monday to Friday. The service stops on Debdon Gardens/Rothbury Terrace by its junction with Benfield Road (approximately 300 metres from Walkergate Park). This bus connects with Newcastle City Centre and Central Station.

Number 1 – Go North East Coaster
Travels from Whitley Bay to Wrekenton via North Shields, Wallsend, Byker, Newcastle City Centre (Market Street), and Gateshead Interchange. This is a frequent service which runs every 15 minutes.

Number 553 – Arriva
Travels between Battle Hill and Regent Centre via Freeman Hospital. This bus runs every 30 minutes up to 8.30am, then every hour between 10am and 5pm.

More information on bus timetables is available from Travel Line or Nexus who can be contacted as follows:
Nexus Call Centre enquiry line: 0191 202 0632 This service provides a taxi link service or a bus link up service, both services must be pre booked by calling the above number. Nexus website

Travel Line for bus timetable information can be contacted by calling 0870 608 2608

By Train
The nearest Railway Station to Walkergate Park is Newcastle Central Station. You can transfer to the Metro or Number 1 bus (Stagecoach) from the station. There is a taxi rank outside the station.