Cornthwaite Park

Address: Whitburn Bents Road, Whitburn, SR6 7BZ
Telephone number: 0191 427 7000


  • Bowling greens
  • Car park
  • Multi use games area
  • Pavilion
  • Play area
  • Tennis courts


Cornthwaite Park was established in 1953, after the Council bought open land then known as Church Fields.

The park gets its name after a local councillor.

It has an attractive, formal air with neat flower beds, planters, ornamental tree planting, grassy areas and tarmac footpaths.

The park also has a children's play area, bowling green and tennis courts.

In 1991 a bronze statue of the Victorian author Lewis Carroll, and a statue of a little girl he was reading to, was stolen from the park.

Carroll's figure was recovered and today stands in Whitburn Library, but the girl remains lost.

It is generally accepted that Lewis Carroll wrote The Walrus and the Carpenter while holidaying at his cousin's house, High Croft, in Whitburn.

In 2012 a wooden sculpture of a dolphin by local chainsaw artist Tommy Craggs was placed in the corner of Cornthwaite Park.

The park is a location for the Love Exploring App, which allows you to follow a trail through the park and the village. You can also use it to find augmented reality dinosaurs!