Countryside and parks
Sunderland has a range of excellent parks and facilities, providing a wide variety of services for both residents and visitors to the city.
Countryside - information and advice
We carry out a wide range of activity to protect and promote Sunderland's extensive countryside areas.
Countryside - leaflets, guides and newsletters
Leaflets, guides and newsletters about Sunderland's countryside.
Despite its urban character, Sunderland is home to a complex mosaic of habitats including woodlands, meadows and wetlands all of which support a range of species such as water vole, badger, brown hare and great crested newt.
Paths and the Law
A public path, or public right of way is a route over which the public have a right to pass and re-pass.
Countryside - visitor centres
Information about our visitor centres
Countryside - volunteers
An exciting project in Sunderland where individuals can go out into the countryside and perform practical tasks, such as repairs to fences, lay paths etc, is the Sunderland Countryside Rangers (SVCR).The rangers work throughout the region, some expenses are paid and training is given.