A cultivated array of walks and cultural spaces to visit, with nods to local history, sporting events, landmarks and heritage.
Here are our picks
Mowbray Park, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1PP - Visit now
In the heart of Sunderland is Mowbray Park – one of the oldest parks in the North East of England. This beautiful park is wonderfully Victorian, being carefully designed to allow for a pleasant walk and fresh air in the centre of the city, while showing you plans from across the world.
Roker Park, Park Parade, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9PF - Visit now
Roker Park started as Sunderland Association Football Club’s stadium from the club’s founding in 1898 to 1997 when it was demolished and the club moved to the Stadium of Light. The park today has pleasant walks beside creatively planted flower beds awash with colour.
The Secret Garden – Doxford Park, Secret Garden, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2SS - Visit now
Doxford Park has a long history with human habitation back to the stone age, though the name of Silkworth comes from a Scandinavian Chief Silki who settled the land and created a community there a ‘worth’.