The site comprises a series of rugged hilltops affording spectacular views in all directions and Fox Covert, a small woodland with a surfaced footpath. Opened as a country park in 1971, the 100 acres contain a wealth of historical interest such as the prominent beacon, quarry remains and the nearby 12th Century All Saints Church.”
At a glance
Country Parks do not allow use of any powered toys on any of our sites.
There are various events at our Country Parks throughout the year, check out the events list for the latest details.
Interpretive information points across the site.
An ice cream van and coffee van are available during weekends and school holidays.
A visitor’s guide and a site information leaflet are available from staff at the site, or by calling Ryton Pools Country Park on 024 7630 5592.
Orientation platform on Magpie Hill.
If you’d like to arrange any other events, please contact the country park.
Toilets with baby changing and disabled facilities. Open 9am to 4pm. Not open on Christmas Day.
Phone 024 7630 5592 for details.
Dog waste bins available. Dogs in the countryside.
There are no cash machine facilities at this park.
There are regular Police patrols in both marked and unmarked vehicles at this park as part of ongoing monitoring operations. Please be aware, it is a contravention of the bylaws of the park to drive across the hills. Please report any 4×4 activity to the Police on 101 or Rangers, if on site.
- Hobbyist – We do not allow hobbyist drone flying in any of our parks, or greenways.
- Commercial Operations – A pilot requires permission of the landowner (WCC) to take off and land the drone on their property. We only permit a CAA licensed pilot/company. Any requests must be in writing to the Parks Manager email@example.com