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Wagonway: Delaval Discoveries Wider Estate Walk

Join us for our regular wider estate walks to discover more about the Delavals and their local interests. Take in delightful views across the landscape and find out more about the area's history.

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This gentle trail starts from Seaton Delaval Hall and takes in much of the wider estate, incorporating local points of interest and stories of the Delaval family. Part of the route follows a centuries-old wagonway that was used to carry the coal from the local mines to Seaton Sluice, where it would be loaded onto waiting ships for export. Stop by the old harbour to get an idea of this industrial history, and look out for other landmarks including the remains of Starlight Castle (a folly built on a wager) and the Mausoleum.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All tickets£5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Recommended age 14+.

Meeting point

Meet at Visitor Welcome

What to bring and wear

Please wear weather-appropriate, outdoor footwear. Heels are not recommended.


This walk includes steps, uneven terrain and stiles. This walk takes in farmland where livestock graze; access dogs only.


This walk takes in farmland where livestock graze; access dogs only. Entrance to the property is not included in this event. Normal admission charges will apply if you wish to include a visit to the Hall. Please note that timings are approximate.

Upcoming events


Easter egg hunt at Seaton Delaval Hall 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Seaton Delaval Hall on an Easter trail.

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13 Apr to 14 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time

Delaval Discoveries: Potted History Talk 

Join our expert guides daily for an introduction to the gay Delavals, the most notorious of Georgian partygoers and pranksters and discover the story behind Sir John Vanbrugh's 300 year old masterpiece.

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13 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
12:30 to 13:00
+ 265 other dates or times

Tots' Plots 

Join us for our free weekly drop-in gardening club for toddlers, packed full of activities whatever the weather.

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19 Apr to 30 Aug 2024
10:30 to 12:00
+ 19 other dates or times

Delaval Discoveries: Garden Tour 

Join us to discover how we care for this historic landscape. Explore the history of architect Sir John Vanbrugh's pleasure grounds and find out what's new and in bloom this month.

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26 Apr to 26 Oct 2024
14:00 to 15:00
+ 13 other dates or times