Stretch your legs...

With acres of land and over 40 miles of footpaths to explore up hills, around lakes, through woodland and gardens you'll definitely be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our printer-friendly walks below and bring a trail with you before you visit, or use the waymarks to navigate your way round. With 14 waymarked walks to choose from, you can discover a different corner of Cragside every time you visit.

Explore Cragside on the Armstrong trail

Armstrong trail at Cragside

This route takes in the main features at Cragside including the house and iron bridge.

William the wizard in the Labyrinth

Peach walk

Discover the Labyrinth then cross over by Nelly's Moss north lake and take a scenic woodland route past the ingenious engineering of the flume

Winter frost on Nellys Moss Lake at Cragside

Nelly’s Moss lakes walk

Enjoy a family-friendly flat walk around two of Cragside’s historic lakes, created by Lord Armstrong in Victorian times to supply water to the house and gardens. Look out for frogs and toads crossing your path and even herons dipping their feet in the water. There's an alternative route for buggies and pushchairs too.

A leafy path surrounded by trees in autumn

Gun walk at Cragside

Take a challenging stroll through the heart of Cragside and enjoy some of the estate's most stunning highlights.

A rock formation on the Yellow walk

Yellow walk

Walk past interesting rock formations on this challenging but rewarding route. The walk is particularly pleasant when the azaleas are in bloom in May

The rugged landscape of Cragside

Lime walk

Explore Cragside's industrial past, taking in the quarry, stone cutting bench and shepherd's hut

Slipper lake on the Maroon walk

Maroon walk

Enjoy the serenity of Slipper lake before discovering sweeping views of Rothbury and the Northumbrian landscape on this moderately challenging walk

Cragside House, Northumberland

Views of Cragside walk

Take a hilly walk into the middle of the estate, encountering classic views across Cragside and the surrounding countryside.

A pathway leading to Blackburn dam

Orange walk

This challenging walk takes in the drained Blackburn lake and the marvels of the old quarry.

Part of the crag and trees on the Purple walk

Purple walk

Take this trail to discover the exposed crag that gave Cragside its name, and walk amongst towering fir trees on this moderate route with a short uphill climb

Heathland flora in the New Forest, Hampshire

Be tick aware

Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas across the UK. They feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. If you find a tick on yourself or a pet, it’s important to remove it straight away as ticks can carry bacteria responsible for Lymes disease.