Take a look at our map of Gibside before you come... © National Trust / Gibside

Take a look at our map of Gibside before you come...

Get your walking boots on!

With more than 15 miles of footpaths to choose from at Gibside, we think we've got a satisfying walk for everyone, whether you prefer a gentle garden stroll or a more challenging wilderness hike.  Why not come, explore and surprise yourself with an escape to the country on the edge of the city!

Top ten highlights for your wild child

Have you ever been to Strawberry Castle? Have you seen the animal sculptures hidden in the West Woods? Have you tasted our Little Seedlings lunch? There are so many great things to do with your children at Gibside...

Best nature-spotting spots on our estate

Ever seen a red kite soar? Ever spotted a newt? Gibside's a great place for wildlife because we have such a variety of habitats and when our parkland was neglected in the 20th century, nature thrived in the wilderness.

Print out one of our downloadable walks

Explore further afield

If you're not as fit as you used to be or just want a relaxing visit, we offer a few services to help you get around Gibside:

  • Rugged powered mobility vehicles (booking advisable)
  • All-terrain pushchairs (booking advisable)
  • Wheelchair-friendly shuttle bus service from car park to cafe and Stables

Please get in touch before you visit if you have special access needs.


Geocaching is a worldwide outdoor treasure hunt. If you've already caught the bug, search for Gibside's geocaches. You can use your own GPS unit or a free App on your smart phone. However, if you're brand new to this, we'll be running a few Geocaching events through the summer where you can have a go and hire a GPS unit from us, follow a trail and find the caches. Check the dates in our events listing.

Let us guide you

We've got a range of different walks and tours that might help you find out more about Gibside.  You could join our wildlife rangers or engaging tour guides for a wide array of regular walks and tours delving into the subjects that make Gibside special. Or come along to one of our Health Walks and let our walk leaders take you on a wander and start to improve your health.