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Hetton Lyons Country Park

Hetton Lyons Country Park is a picturesque park situated just on the outskirts of Hetton Le Hole on the Durham/Sunderland border, and is jointly managed by Springboard and Sunderland City Council. The park features a water sports lake with activities ran by Springboard Adventure, fishing lakes, football pitches, orienteering course, play area and is also part of the national cycling network.

Springboard Adventure

Springboard Adventure manages the 180 acre Hetton Lyons Country Park on behalf of Sunderland City Council. Within a safe, exciting and engaging environment, we offer a wide range of outdoor, adventurous and environmental activities, successfully working in partnership with schools and youth organisations, as well as offering courses to the public. We work with adults and young people, groups and individuals, 1:1 lessons and children’s parties – a great alternative for a fun day out. Activities on offer include: canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, power boating, raft building and windsurfing.

People’s Pedal Power

Ran from the park every Friday is People’s Pedal Power, adapted cycling for those with physical and mental disabilities. People’s Pedal Power takes place between 10am and 1pm and is priced at £5 per bike per hour. Medical forms must be completed before riding. For any group bookings outside of these hours please get in touch.

The Lakes Cafe

Based in the main Springboard Adventure centre at Hetton Lyons Country Park is the Lakes Café, selling a selection of snacks and hot drinks. Prices and selection can be found below. The Lakes Café is doggy friendly.

Tea £1

Americano £2.00

Latte £2.50

Cappuccino £2.50

Water £1

Cans £1

Muffins £1

Flapjacks £1


In addition, Springboard Adventure can support and deliver complete programmes or aspects of various qualifications including Diplomas, BTEC, GCSE, COPE, ASDAN and NVQ. Accreditation is also available in specialist areas including Royal Yachting Association, British Canoe Union Kayaking awards; Cycle Training Consultancy (CTC), Mountain Bike Awards and National Navigation Awards. Hetton Windsurfing Club and Hetton Kayak Club both run from the centre supported by our fully qualified staff.

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