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Slipper Lake at Cragside is a small pond of water created to look like a slipper. In the photo the lake is surrounded by trees, the sky is grey, the ground is wet and there are droplets of water on the water's surface from the rain.
Enjoy some time by Slipper Lake before starting the climb up to Crozier. | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler
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Inspiration Walk, Cragside

Delve into the mind of the Victorian engineer William Armstrong on this circular walk through the heart of Cragside. Starting with a stroll between the trees and past rock formations to Slipper Lake, the trail continues past stone posts engraved with Armstrong's inspirational quotes. After climbing stone steps, the walk culminates with breath-taking views across the rolling hills of Northumberland and beyond.

Follow the waymarkers

Pink waymarkers will show you the way on this walk.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Crozier car park, Carriage Drive, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7XJ. Grid ref: NU076016

Step 1

From the car park, head south and then turn left onto Crozier Drive. Follow this around until you reach Slipper Lake on your right.

Step 2

Walk past the lake and turn right at the fork to follow the edge of the water.

Step 3

Climb the stone steps all the way to the top.

Step 4

Turn right on the track and then left to follow waymarkers back to the car park and the end of the trail.

End point

Crozier car park, Carriage Drive, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7XJ. Grid ref: NU076016

Trail map

Inspiration trail at Cragside map
Inspiration trail at Cragside map | © Cragside

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