Guided canoe tours

Experience the story of Cragside like never before. We've teamed up with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak this summer to bring you closer than ever with Lord Armstrong's story of water experimentation.

Two people canoeing on Tumbleton Lake

Normal admission charges apply for this event

A favourite past-time of Lord Armstrong's was canoeing on his lakes. This summer, make like Armstrong and rent a canoe on Tumbleton Lake. This activity is part of a guided tour, where an expert from Cullercoats Bike & Kayak will take you round the lake whilst sharing the fascinating story of Cragside with you.

Dates for the guided canoe tours will be annouced shortly, please check back here for more details or visit Cullercoats Bike & Kayak's website

Upcoming events

Women of industry: Industrial innovation? Part of Women and Power

Mon 23 Apr 2018
11:00-15:00
A new exhibition will share the experiences of women who worked in some of Newcastle's most iconic industrial environments, exploring the contribution women made to industry at a time of major societal shift

Kayaking and canoeing

Thu 26 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
Canoe and Kayak is back for 2018 once again we'll be working with Cullercoats Bike and Kayak to bring you exciting new ways to see Cragside this season

Stand up paddleboarding

Sun 29 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
This year we're introducing SUP as the latest - and possibly most unique - way to see Cragside yet

Turning water into light walk

Wed 02 May 2018
13:00-15:00
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 3 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Ultimate STEM challenge

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-15:00
William Armstrong was a great scientist and inventor who made Cragside the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity

Trust10 run

Sun 27 May 2018
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)