Join a guided walk at Gibside

There's nothing like blowing away the cobwebs and enjoying the scenery during a relaxing walk. An added bonus can be when you join a guided walk. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, it's an opportunity to learn more about Gibside's history through different routes. Each walk meets in visitor reception and covers a range of terrains so sensible walking shoes are advised. We also recommend you bring along plenty of drinking fluids and some lunch.

Visitors looking towards the Column to Liberty at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Hidden gems: Saturday 16 June, 11am-3pm

Enjoy a 7 mile guided walk around the furthest reaches of George Bowes' landscape park and farm. Uncover some of Gibside's views and lesser trodden paths as you take in its hidden architectural and historical gems.

Two ladies walking in the autumn

Views of Gibside: Saturday 29 September, 10.30am-4pm

A 10 mile circular walk following the Derwent walk with a detour to Hollingside Manor. You'll take in impressive and different views of Gibside en route. Perfect for admiring the landmarks from various viewpoints.

Man walking alone on footpath in summer

Coal Czar and Causey Arch: Saturday 13 October, 10.30am-4pm

Hear the story of Gibside's creator George Bowes, known as the coal czar. This 10 mile walk links Gibside and Causey Arch taking in the woodland in the Derwent Valley, a medieval moated site at Middle Friarside, the site of Burnopfield Colliery, Causey Arch itself, the Bowes railway and the Old Western Wagonway.