Woodland walks in the North East

We 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. Get out and about this autumn and enjoy a walk amongst the trees.

A stone bridge across a river

Take a walk through the woods at Wallington  

Explore the wonderful 18th century surroundings waiting for you in the woods at Wallington as you follow the popular river walk. This circular walk also passes along the tree-lined river Wansbeck, with glimpses of the house along the way, before returning via the beautiful walled garden.

Cragside House, Northumberland

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.

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.

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.