Walking at Wallington

A dog walker enjoying the Wallington River Walk

We've got miles of footpaths and trails on our huge estate, a good walk is the perfect way to enjoy the changing seasons in the Northumberland countryside. Put your walking shoes on and get exploring parts of Wallington you may have never ventured to before.

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The Wallington estate covers 20 square miles so if you love a good walk, you've come to the right place. The walks on offer are varied and depend on whether you are heading to the House and Grounds or looking for a trip out onto the wider estate. All of the walks will take you through fields of livestock, depending on the time of year. You can read about how to keep safe when walking through livestock here.
Walks accessed from the House and Grounds are the River walk and Broom House Farm walk. Take a stroll though the woods, past ponds and through the walled garden on the popular circular river walk.  Look out for traces of Wallington's industrial past along the Wansbeck river bank and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife - red squirrels, otters and white-clawed crayfish all call the Wansbeck valley home.
One of our favourites is the Broom House Farm walk.  Take in the fresh air and farmland views on this circular walk around one of the 15 tenanted farms on the Wallington estate, which was originally part of the 18th century designed landscape at Wallington.
Several miles to the North of the House, the Wannie Line walk will take you onto both the Wannie and Rothbury railway lines. Trains once steamed along these two lines, carrying Wallington's stone, lime, coal and livestock, as well as passengers, but now nature and wildlife have taken them over.
If you fancy a good leg stretch, you can walk across open moorland and around the shores of Fontburn Reservoir on the Greenleighton Moor walk. Look out for the wild orchids, rare fossils and ancient cup and ring marks on this challenging walk past some of the oldest archaeology on the Wallington estate.
Full route details can be found below. Enjoy your walk!
A stone bridge across a river

River walk at Wallington

Walk along the banks of the River Wansbeck, explore the woods and see what wildlife you can spot on this riverside walk.

A woodland path winding through trees

Broomhouse Farm walk

Enjoy a relatively easy circular route through woodland and grassy fields around Broomhouse Farm on the Wallington estate.

A winding river with a crag in the distance

Wannie Line walk

This circular walk will take you onto both the Wannie and Rothbury railway lines, where trains once steamed carrying Wallington's stone, lime, coal and livestock, as well as passengers.

A rocky crag on the moorland

Greenleighton Moor walk

A challenging walk across moorland, around the shores of Fontburn Reservoir and past some of Wallington's oldest archaeology.