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River walk at Wallington


Take a tranquil walk along the banks of the River Wansbeck, crossing over bridges and stepping stones - perfect for a winter's stroll. Explore the woods and see what wildlife you can spot on this riverside walk.

A stone bridge across a river
Don't miss Paine's Bridge as you stroll along the River Walk National Trust / Peter Sword


Map route for river walk at Wallington
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Wallington Courtyard, grid ref: NZ028843


Start in the Courtyard by the Clocktower and head to the gate in the right-hand corner of the courtyard.


Follow the path round and turn right at the junction towards the urn and west wood.


Once at the urn take the path on your left past the adventure playground and down a steep hill.

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At the bottom of the hill bear left towards the play train and follow the path.


Go straight on down the hill towards the River Wansbeck.


Cross over the river at Trout Bridge and carry on along the path.


Take in the view where the wood clears on your left and catch a glimpse of the house.


Go underneath Paine’s bridge and over the stile following the grassy path alongside the river. Caution: if the river is too high you will not be able to cross over the stepping stones, so you will need to use the alternative route crossing over Paine’s bridge on the road and taking the first right in order to enter the walled garden.

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A stone bridge across a river
Don't miss Paine's Bridge as you stroll along the River Walk National Trust / Peter Sword


Cross over the stepping stones, and walk up the field towards the road and go through the kissing gate. Once on the road cross over to the left-hand side and go through the gate signposted for the walled garden.


Follow the path up into the orchard and go through the gate at the top into the walled garden.

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Two visitors walking a dog through the garden at Wallington, Northumberland
Relax with a stroll through the beautiful walled garden National Trust Images / John Millar


Take a look around the beautiful walled garden then make your way out past the conservatory and out of the Neptune gate.

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Once out of the walled garden walk around the right-hand side of the garden pond.


Follow the path straight over heading back to the house and courtyard.


Take care when crossing over the road and continue to follow the path where you will see the house in front of you and the courtyard on your right.


Wallington Courtyard, grid ref: NZ028843

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River walk at Wallington


Relatively flat circular walk along natural and surfaced footpaths. One stile and stepping stones to cross on the route.

Dogs welcome on a lead.

River walk at Wallington

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River walk at Wallington

How to get here

Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR
By road

A1 north to Newcastle then 20 miles north-west (A696, airport/Ponteland road), and turn off on B6342 to Cambo. A1 south to Morpeth (A192) then 12 miles (19.4km) west (B6343).

Parking: free, 200yd (180m).

River walk at Wallington

Facilities and access

  • Free parking
  • Dogs welcome on a lead