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Dragon cycle trail Wallington
Family enjoying the Dragon cycle trail at Wallington | © John Millar
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Wallington Dragon cycle trail

Explore the wider Wallington estate on the Dragon cycle trail. Pedal through woodland and Broom House Farm's fields and enjoy far-reaching views across Northumberland.

A family-friendly bike ride

With a choice of distances, this cycle trail is especially good for families. The easy Green route is approximately 1.5km, the longer Blue route is just under 5km and will take you out onto the wider estate.

Total steps: 13

Total steps: 13

Start point

Main car park, Wallington, Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4AR. Grid ref: NZ02638452.

Step 1

Start at the cycle trail head at the far end of the main visitor car park. Follow the trail alongside the field and bear left to cross the bridge into the woodland.

Step 2

Here you have a choice: follow the trail straight on to complete the shorter Green route (go to Step 11), or follow the longer Blue route. To continue on the Blue route, veer to the right and cycle through the West Belt woodland; keep a lookout for deer.

A family cycles through the West Wood at Wallington, Northumberland
Cycling in the West Wood, Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust/Chris Lacey

Step 3

Bear right and through the gate into the Lower Huntley area and head up towards Broomhouse Farm.

Step 4

Pass through the gates and across the road into Upper Huntley where you'll cycle through veteran woodland.

Step 5

Veer left and continue until you reach Broomhouse Farm.

Broomhouse Lane, a narrow tarmac road with a ditch and field on the left, and trees on the right, at Wallington, Northumberland
Follow Broomhouse Lane | © National Trust

Step 6

Go through the gate to the right and prepare to climb Coombe Hill (also known as the dragon's teeth); the views from the top are well worth the effort.

Step 7

Follow the trail to the right and head through the woodland (also known as the dragon's brow) and back out onto the farmland.

A tarmac path curves through woodland at Elf hill, Wallington, Northumberland
Follow the track through woodland at Wallington, Northumberland | © Alison Ellerbrook

Step 8

As you follow the trail around to the right into the Upper Black Belt area you'll come across a perfect picnic spot.

Step 9

An exciting downhill stretch through the Lower Black Belt woodland (also known as the dragon's tail) will bring you back to the road.

Step 10

Go through the gate and turn left, follow the road until signed to turn right into Fountains woodland. Alternatively, you could turn right and follow the trail around again.

Step 11

Follow the trail through Fountains woodland. You will reach the bridge you crossed earlier. This time follow the trail straight on, joining the Green route. Follow the trail alongside the dry-stone wall until you reach the gate into West Wood.

Step 12

Bear left into the West Woods and along to Top Pond.

Step 13

Bear right and where the track forks veer left, follow the trail through the West Wood to the end.

End point

Main car park, Wallington, Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4AR. Grid ref: NZ02638452.

Trail map

Wallington Dragon cycle trail map
Wallington Dragon cycle trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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