Activities

Wonderful walks

Love a good walk? We’ve got acres of spectacular landscape to explore

With acres of land and over 40 miles of footpaths to explore up hill, through woodland and gardens you'll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Take a look at our downloadable walks on this page or pick up a trail leaflet from the information hut in the main car park or the visitor centre on the day of your visit.
Feeling energetic and want to explore the local area? Head to the local village of Rothbury and join one of the popular Shepherds Walks which are run by local people.
 

Nelly's Moss lakes walk

Cragside’s Nelly’s Moss lake © National Trust

Cragside’s Nelly’s Moss lake

A lovely flat walk around two of Cragside’s historic lakes. This 1 hour walk along established footpaths is quite easy and level, with some steps and there is an alternate route option for buggies and wheelchairs, just follow the blue waymark discs.

Armstrong trail

The Armstrong trail guides you around Tumbleton lake © National Trust

The Armstrong trail guides you around Tumbleton lake

You’ll find out more about the history of Cragside as you walk past key features including; the Archimedes Screw, the Iron Bridge and Power House. Follow the green waymark disks along this circular route with established footpaths.

Gun walk

The Gun walk at Cragside offers spectacular views   © National Trust

The Gun walk at Cragside offers spectacular views

A challenging stroll through the heart of Cragside taking in some of the estate’s most stunning highlights. This 2 hour walk leads you over established footpath with some steep climbs and rock steps.  Follow the red waymark disks.

Views of Cragside walk

Stroll through the heart of Cragside and encounter beautiful views © National Trust

Stroll through the heart of Cragside and encounter beautiful views

A hilly walk into the middle of the estate, encountering classic views across Cragside and the surrounding countryside. This 2 mile walk takes you along established footpaths and tracks with some steep climbs. Follow the black waymark discs.

Ranger walks

Take a walk off the beaten track

Take a walk off the beaten track

Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike up steep terrain to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. We will lead you through the heart of Cragside interior, revealing the rocks, caves, and secret pathways that you’ll never see from your car window. Free, normal admission applies.

Sundays between 9 November – 14 December, 1pm – 3pm

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Explore Cragside and keep the children entertained with our 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ campaign. '50 things to do' gets you and your family out and about exploring the Great Outdoors.

 

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