Woodland walks in the North East

Take in the changing seasons and bask in the late sun dappling through the trees on a woodland walk this autumn. You help us care for a variety of woodland habitats in the North East, from the towering pine trees at Cragside to the ancient beech trees at Wallington. Watch as the leaves turn from green to gold, feel the crunch beneath your feet and breath in the fresh, earthy air at special places near you.

A family cross the Iron Bridge below the house at Cragside

Explore the wooded estate at Cragside  

Enjoy a hilly walk into the middle of the estate and take in classic views across Cragside and the surrounding countryside, including some of the seven million trees and bushes that Lord Armstrong planted at Cragside to create the huge woodland estate you see today.

Allen Banks in autumn

Explore the ancient woodland at Allen Banks 

Set on the steep valley sides of the river Allen, explore the woods and see what wildlife you can spot on this gentle riverside walk. It's the largest area of ancient woodland in Northumberland and has been here since at least medieval times. This long history has helped make it a fantastic home for flora, fauna and fungi.

A family walk though the woodlands at Wallington

Take a walk through the woods at Wallington  

Explore the changing seasons in the Northumberland countryside on the popular River Walk at Wallington. This circular walk passes along the tree-lined river Wansbeck, with glimpses of the house along the way, before returning via the beautiful walled garden.

Gibside's Avenue in autumn

Discover Gibside's Pleasure Grounds  

Walk the ‘grand design’ of an 18th century coal baron and see Gibside's story begin to unfold. Visit the historic features of the estate, from grand buildings to majestic ruins, and take in key views and vistas as you explore Gibside's parkland, woodland and impressive tree-lined avenue.