Tyne and Wear HER(5732): Heaton Park, bear pit - Details
Heaton Park, bear pit
Site of bear pit. The bear was, when Heaton park was created, one of the park’s main tourist attractions. The bear pit was located to the north west of Heaton lake (HER 10027) which was filled in in the 1930s. The site of the bear pit is now occupied by a children’s playground.
<< HER 5732 >> Pers. Comm. Jesmond Dene Rangers, 2004; Morgan, A. 2012. Heaton from Farm to foundaries.