How to get here

Jesmond Dene is located between Jesmond and High Heaton in Newcastle upon Tyne. It stretches from the A1058 Coast Road to South Gosforth in one direction and from Jesmond to Heaton in the other direction. 
There’s a schematic map below and here’s the location in Google Maps, a 25:000 OS map on Streetmap, and part of the Red Walk is on Google Streetview.
There are entrances at Benton Bank, at various places along Jesmond Dene Road, and via Paddy Freeman’s (near the Freeman Hospital). The map below shows the many entrances and highlights where there are steps.


There is ticket parking in the Dene off Benton Bank, along Red Walk, with disabled spaces close to the Visitor Centre. People also park on Benton Bank and on Jesmond Dene Road and walk down from there.

Getting here

By road

Jesmond Dene is situated close to the A1058 Coast Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.

From the south, centre, or north of Newcastle, leave the A167(M) Central Motorway East, exiting at the sign to ‘North Shields, Tynemouth’, which takes you onto the A1058. Once on the A1058, exit to the left, signposted ‘Jesmond’. Pass a short row of shops and take the second right down the bank. You can park either on that bank or go all the way to the bottom, where you turn left to enter the car park inside Jesmond Dene. This is the most accessible way to reach the Visitor Centre, café and Pets’ Corner.

By bus

In less than 10 minutes using frequent buses from Haymarket bus station:  Buses 306, 308, 309 and 310.  

Get off at Cradlewell/Jesmond Road, next to a stone wall, and just before the road tunnel.  Walk downhill and bear off left at the turn, and you’ll come to Armstrong Bridge.

From the Monument, John Dobson Street or the West end of Newcastle: Bus number 38.  

Get off either at Jesmond Road (as above, for the South end of the Dene and Armstrong Bridge), or stay on until Freeman Hospital (for Paddy Freeman’s).

From the Coast, Blyth, or East of Newcastle: Buses 306, 308, 309 and 310

Get off at Cradlewell/Jesmond Road, before the road tunnel.  Walk uphill and take the path up to Armstrong Bridge.

By metro

This is a bit more of a walk.  You’re better off with the bus, but the North end of Jesmond Dene is about 15 minutes walk from South Gosforth Metro.

Go down the hill, across to the second of the double roundabouts, then turn right up the hill.  You can either continue to Paddy Freeman’s at the top, or turn right about half way up down a path.

Or you could reach the middle of the Dene in about 15-20 minutes by getting off the Metro at West Jesmond.

Walk down to Acorn Road, cross Osborne Road, turn left and you should very quickly see a pedestrian/cycle only lane on your right. Walk down this, past St. Mary’s Well on your left, all the way to the bottom. Basically keep going straight ahead until you reach Jesmond Dene Road, turn left  – there is an entrance to the Dene next to the Old Banqueting Hall.


Much of Jesmond Dene is accessible to disabled people.



The main route through, the Red Walk, is fully accessible. The large version of the map from above shows the entrances and the areas where there are steps.