Herrington Country Park

Herrington Country Park is a park and open public space in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Located adjacent to Penshaw Monument, the park was built on the site of a former colliery. The park has developed into a significant home for wildlife, hosting up to 100 species of birds.[1]

The Park has hosted several major events, including Lets Rock, the UKs largest retro festival brand in 2018 and 2019, and BBC Radio One's Big Weekend in 2005, with Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters and the Black Eyed Peas,[2] as well as an Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.[3]

Since 20th July 2019 the park has held a free weekly 5km parkrun on a Saturday morning starting at 9am.


  1. "History of Herrington Country Park". PicturesofEngland.com. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. "Sunderland Home Page - Sunderland City Council". BBC Radio One. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  3. "Weekend of Fire and Water as thousands welcome the Olympic Torch in Sunderland and Durham". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.

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