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Walking trail

This route is currently closed. The 100mph wind gusts brought by Storm Arwen, sadly felled hundreds of our trees. Trees, broken branches and debris are blocking most of our paths making them unsafe for visitors to walk on. We're working to clear the paths as quickly as we can, but given the scale of the damage, this will take months. Please bear with us while work takes place.

Cragside House, Northumberland


Map route for views of Cragside walk


The upper level of the Main Car Park, grid ref: NU073023


From the Main Car Park, follow the road through the car park towards Cragside House.

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Before the bottom of the slope, turn left up a wide gravel track and walk uphill to the first path on the left. Turn left on the path. Follow the path uphill to the first junction.

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Turn sharp right and follow the path along the hillside, until eventually reaching another junction, with a view to the right down to Cragside House. Turn left and go up the steps. Cross a wide track (Middle Drive) and continue uphill along the path until you reach a further wide track (Canada Drive).


Turn right and, after passing a spot with a magnificent view over Rothbury and the surrounding hills, reach a junction at Trim Trail 1, at which you bear right along the track.

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Follow the track (Crozier Drive) downhill.

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Go down past the rocks to reach Slipper Lake.

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Go straight on along the track until a junction with another track. Turn left down the track, passing the excellent viewpoint over Cragside House and back to the Main Car Park.

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Cragside House during the summer, surround by green leaves and trees


Cragside House

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Walk along established footpaths and tracks with some steep climbs and rock steps.

Dogs welcome on leads.

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How to get here

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
By road

13 miles (21km) south-west of Alnwick (B6341) and 15 miles (24km) north-west of Morpeth on Wooler road (A697), turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse Crossroads, entrance 1 mile (1.6km) north of Rothbury.

15 miles (24km) north-west of Morpeth on Coldstream road (A697). Turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse Crossroads, entrance 3 miles (4.8km) on left.

By bus

To nearby Rothbury, Arriva X14 bus from Newcastle Haymarket and various buses via Spirit Buses. View timetables at Arriva Bus

By bicycle

View local cycle route at National Cycle Network

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Facilities and access

  • Tea-rooms, shop and free parking
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Designated mobility parking in next to the visitor centre and in main car park
  • Adapted toilet facilities
  • Dogs welcome on leads in the estate