Walking in the North East
Autumn is the perfect time to get out and about and discover new places in the North East. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans along Hadrian’s Wall, look out for wildlife in the woodlands or blow away the cobwebs on the Northumberland coast.
These walks come highly recommended, they are ones not to miss, so grab your walking boots and get ready to explore.
Explore woodlands, meadows, wetlands and along the riverside, with estate highlights. You'll see nature at work and, if you are lucky, spot some wildlife at play.
Enjoy miles of magnificent views along the Northumberland coast with this walking route from the fishing village of Craster to Low Newton by the Sea.
This walk has a short diversion following Storm Babet. A 2-mile circular walk along the Armstrong Trail at Cragside in Northumberland. Follow the water from Tumbleton lake through the Debdon Valley. Witness sparkling lakes, towering trees and tumbling cascades.
A short, easy walk along the River Wansbeck and around the Wallington Estate in Northumberland.
Discover more than just a lighthouse on this circular walking trail. Starting and ending at Foghorn Field, you'll take in views over Lizard Point, stop to watch the birds at Whitburn Nature Reserve and discover lots of history on the way.
Take a circular walk starting from the visitor centre to the Roman Fort and then along the World Heritage Roman wall footpath to the iconic Sycamore Gap. Although the Sycamore tree is no longer there, the stump remains and may regrow. See great views across the countryside as you walk alongside the ancient wall in the heritage landscape.
These are the more accessible places to walk, whether that's with a pushchair, wheelchair or somewhere you can borrow a powered mobility vehicle.
Whether you enjoy a relaxing stroll or a longer hike. At Gibside you can stick to the path or venture off the beaten track. Powered mobility scooters are available here.
Discover Wallington via a network of accessible paths that lead you around the grounds and woodland and down to the walled garden. There are a number of trampers and a mountain trike for you to use on your visit.
Take a gentle stroll around the accessible path network through the gardens to discover manicured lawns, topiary, wildflower-laden woodlands and playful installations.
Soak up the the amazing archaeology, ancient woodlands and heritage of the North East on these walks through history.
Explore one of the richest parts of the country for Roman archaeology on the Housesteads to Steel Rigg circular walk and get close to Hadrian's Wall.
Follow this circular walk along the Wannie and Rothbury railway lines and discover Wallington's post-industrial landscape.
Delve into centuries of history, from invading Normans to Second World War prisoners of war, on this circular trail around Seaton Sluice and Blyth, starting from Seaton Delaval Hall.
Explore the villages, farmland and coast surrounding Seaton Delaval Hall and learn about a Second World War battery as well as a Victorian coal mining accident on this gentle circular trail.
An easy self-guided walk taking in the points of interest around Holywell Dene and Old Hartley, including the history of the local area and Seaton Delaval Hall.
These walks tend to be a little shorter and are great places to explore with the whole family, with lots of things to spot on route and lovely views.
Enjoy a circular walk in Gibside's 600-acre woodland that's fun for the whole family, getting active in natural play areas and exploring the best of the estate.
Discover the historic lakes, engineered by Lord Armstrong as part of his pioneering hydro-electricity system, on this easy circular walk at Cragside, and spot wildlife like frogs and herons.
Enjoy a short walk around Lindisfarne Castle, taking in the 19th-century lime kilns, castle headland and the walled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. Includes options for more accessible routes.
Enjoy a relatively easy circular route through woodland and grassy fields at Wallington.
Discover this trail along the coastal path at Souter Lighthouse in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, ideal for wildlife and especially bird enthusiasts.
Enjoy a gentle walk alongside the Northumberland coast with plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities along the way.
This relaxing stroll from Bardon Mill station to Allen Banks takes in the River Tyne, the ancient Yew tree at Beltingham Churchyard and beautiful open countryside.