Friends of Jesmond Dene

The Friends of Jesmond Dene is a conservation society pledged to work for the protection of Newcastle’s wonderful wooded park. Working in close co-operation with Newcastle City Council, under whose authority the Dene is maintained, the Friends group exists to stimulate public interest in everything concerning the Dene: the conservation and encouragement of wildlife; planting of trees and shrubs; and the local history of the famous families who have lived in or close to Jesmond Dene.

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History of Jesmond Dene

Pets’ Corner

Nature trail

Photo gallery

£6m Ouseburn Parks regeneration

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The Dene is YOUR garden. It needs your support. Please join the Friends of Jesmond Dene

Membership of the Friends is open to anyone, anywhere: members receive twice-yearly newsletters covering matters of local interest and giving full details of the talks and other activities arranged for members. For those now living away from Tyneside we try to keep them in touch with efforts to preserve the Dene in good shape until they can come back in person to visit it once again.


Membership Subscription

Membership subscriptions for the year 2016 are due in January and are set at a flat rate of £5 p.a. for households. Everyone should now have been moved onto an annual bank Standing Order for these payments, but if not would you please ask your own bank to help set this up or the Membership Secretary if you need help or advice on how to do this.

Details you will need to set up the standing order are the bank details for the Friends bank – The Sort Code / Account Number you will need are 30 93 55 / 01464356. Would you also please ask them to assign a payment reference of your own full name (forename and surname) so that we can correctly identify your payment.

Friends of Jesmond Dene
Membership Secretary
C/O Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre
Red Walk
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pic above is a nuthatch, taken by “MPF” and used under a creative commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Go to our Flickr gallery for pictures of Jesmond Dene.

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Thank you for your support.

The Friends of Jesmond Dene is a Registered Charity (No 702260).