Walking in the North East

Get outdoors and make the most of the season on a walk in the North East. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, uncover hidden wildlife havens and discover a view to take your breath away.

Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

A family walking at Cragside in summer

Walking at Cragside 

With acres of land and over 40 miles of footpaths to explore up hills, around lakes, through woodland and gardens you can discover a different corner of Cragside every time you visit.

Visitors walking through Gibside woods

Walking at Gibside

Explore the Georgian landscape at Gibside by foot on one of the many walks and trails. Enjoy an adventure in the 600 acre woodland, explore meadows, wetlands and riversides teaming with wildlife or climb a little further to take in the far reaching views across the Derwent Valley.

Two visitors walking over the bridge over the River Wansbeck, Northumberland

Walking at Wallington  

With miles of footpaths and trails across the estate, walking is the perfect way to enjoy the changing seasons in the Northumberland countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife - red squirrels, otters and white-clawed crayfish all call the Wansbeck valley home – on a gentle stroll along woodland paths or a walk across grassy farmland and open moorland.

Visitors walking alongside Hadrian's Wall

Walking at Hadrian's Wall

Walk in the footsteps of Romans and explore a World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in history on a circular walk to the iconic Sycamore Gap, or head out into the Northumberland countryside to discover areas of wetland home to a variety of birds and plantlife.

Craster to Low newton walk

Walking on the Northumberland Coast  

For a bracing and beautiful coastal walk, you can’t beat Northumberland. With miles of coastal paths, swathes of golden beaches and flocks of circling seabirds you can explore at your own pace or follow the popular Craster to Low Newton coastal walk, a wonderful walk all year round.