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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.

  • Booking essential

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


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.

Event summary

16 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
12:30 to 13:00
+ 126 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.

Event summary

19 Jul 2024
10:30 to 12:00

Summer of Play 

There’s lots of fun to be had this summer at Seaton Delaval Hall. From Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 September, join us for a host of activities inspired by the Delavals’ love of fun, theatricality and mischief.

Event summary

20 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 43 other dates or times

Summer of Play: Circus Skills 

Join Let’s Circus every Wednesday of the holidays for have a go, drop-in circus skills workshop, or sit back and enjoy a mini circus show from the team of artists. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

Event summary

24 Jul to 28 Aug 2024
12:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times