Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Living in Bedlington
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Broadoaks.
Education & Health
Broadoaks is within the catchment area for Bedlington West End First School, Meadowdale Academy Middle School and Bedlingtonshire High. There are also RC schools, St Bede’s First School and St Benet Biscop High, less than a mile from the development. Bedlington Medical Group, with five GPs and a nursing team, is based in Glebe Road, three quarters of a mile away, and there is a nearby dentist in Front Street.
Leisure & Recreation
Paramount Health and Fitness, less than a mile and a half from Broadoaks, has a fully equipped gym, and there is also an Evolution gym at the east end of the town. Bedlingtonshire Golf Club’s challenging 18-hole course is just over a mile and a half from the development. The Concordia leisure centre in Cramlington has a 25m swimming pool as well as a fully equipped gym, a sports hall and a wide range of children’s activities. Nearby Blyth, in addition to its excellent beach and parks, has a sports centre with a swimming pool and a children’s play area.
Bedlington is served by buses running approximately every 20 minutes between local towns and Newcastle, with bus stops around five minutes walk away via a footpath from Broadoaks. The journey to Newcastle takes around 40 minutes. The development is less than three and a half miles from the A189, and Newcastle is fifteen minutes by train from Cramlington station, a little over five miles to the south.
Bedlington’s traditional shopping area, Front Street, contains a lively mixture of restaurants, pubs, local specialist retailers, convenience stores, a post office, pharmacist, hairdressers, florists and other shops and services including banks and building societies. There are also Morrisons and Co-op supermarkets in the town. The short trip into Cramlington opens up a wider choice including Manor Walks, an indoor shopping centre with over 100 high street names alongside a cinema, restaurants and cafés. Morpeth, around five miles north-west of Bedlington, has an impressive selection of premiere fashion shops, many of them in the magnificent Sanderson Arcade, as well as prestigious bars and restaurants.
Arts & Entertainment
Bedlington Community Centre in the town centre presents a variety of events, from classical and popular music to theatre and children’s shows, alongside regular activities such as dance classes, a community choir, crafts and music tuition. Occasional live music also takes place in Bedlington and the surrounding towns, including Blyth and Cramlington, in venues ranging from local bars to the imposing surroundings of Seaton Delaval Hall. There is a theatre in Blyth, the Phoenix, and a Vue multiplex cinema in Cramlington.
Bedlington Community Centre
West End Front Street
01670 824 141
Bedlington Post Office
01670 823 261
01670 822 056
End First School,
01670 822 328
01670 823 170
St Bede’s RC VA
01670 822 389
St Benet Biscop
RC High School,
01670 822 795
01670 822 695
Mr P Jackson, dentist
11 Front Street
01670 822 100
01670 823 223
Bedlingtonshire Golf Club
Acorn Bank, Hartford Road
01670 822 457
2 Vulcan Place
01670 822 282
28 Front Street
01670 822 297
01670 825 433
01670 821 192
Community High School,
01670 822 625
Sales Centre open Thursday to Monday, 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
From the A1 Southbound
Leave the A1 at Northgate Hospital and join the A192 for Morpeth. Stay on the A192 for five miles, passing through Morpeth and following signs for Cramlington. After passing the turning on the right for Stannington Station take the next left turn to join the B1331, signposted for Bedlington. Pass through Nedderton, and around quarter of a mile after leaving the village turn left at the sign for Netherton Colliery. After another quarter of a mile, Broadoaks is on the left.
From the A19 Northbound
Leave the A1 at junction 80, signposted for Seton Burn, and take the first roundabout exit to join the A1068 for Blagdon. At the next roundabout take the first exit, staying on the A1068, signposted for Bedlington, and one mile on take the second roundabout exit to join the A192 for Morpeth. Stay on the A192 for two miles, then turn right to join the 1331, signposted for Bedlington. Pass through Nedderton, and around quarter of a mile after leaving the village turn left at the sign for Netherton Colliery. After another quarter of a mile, Broadoaks is on the left.
Sat Nav: NE22 6BD
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We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
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