Repairing the Formal Garden road

The Formal Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

Whilst we carry out essential work to repair damage to the Formal Garden road, we need to close the road, car park and Wildlife Hide. During this time, access to the Formal Garden is limited – you can still visit the gardens by walking through the Pinetum and Debdon Valley although unfortunately there is no disabled access at this time due to the nature of Cragside. Carrying out this work means we can look after Cragside for the long term and ensure this part of our infrastructure remains safe and open for many more years to come.

Repairing the road

Last year we had to temporarily close the road whilst we carried out assessments and surveys to assess the damage to the road and the surrounding area, as well as looking at various solutions to see how we could reopen the road. 
 
Now, we are working with Patrick Parsons and Joyce Construction and Civils who will be carrying out the essential conservation work to the road and the surrounding landscape which will allow us to re-open this road, and keep it open for many more years to come. 
 

Road closure

Whilst we carry out this important conservation work, starting on 28 June, the Formal Garden road, car park and Wildlife Hide will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles, including the Shuttle Bus. The Formal Garden itself is still open, and can be accessed via a 15-20 minute hilly walk through the Debdon Valley and the Pinetum. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access via this route due to the nature of the site. Please be aware this route is hilly in places with some steps. 
 
To keep up to date with the project, check our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we will be posting regular updates as the work progresses. 
 
Conducting this work means that we will be able to ensure better access to the Formal Gardens in the future. We thank you very much for your patience and support during this time.