Herrington Country Park

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Herrington Country Park, looking towards Penshaw Monument.

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 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]


  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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