Farm walk

Walking trail

Wallington was gifted to the National Trust by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan in 1942. Today, the Wallington Estate over 13,500 acres remains one of the largest managed by the Trust incorporating the house, grounds and 15 farms. This walk takes you across part of two of those farms – Broom House and Prior Hall.

Broom House and Prior Hall Farms are two of the 15 farms, but they are particularly important as they sit directly next to Wallington and are part of the designed landscape created by Sir Walter Calverley Blackett in the 1740s. The route takes you on a relatively flat, circular walk around the Broom House and Prior Hall Farm fields.

A veteran tree on Broom House Farm, part of the Farm walk

Map

Broom House Farm Walk

Start:

Top of the car park grid ref: NZ0267 8453

1

Starting in the Main Car Park, head to the top right corner and a kissing gate. Go through the gate and follow the path downhill to a second gate. From here, head up through a newly planted wood and follow the markers to eventually come out on the Broom House Road.

2

Cross the Broom House Road and enter the field via a kissing gate. Turn left and follow the path with the hedge on your left. Follow the path as it turns right and ascends a hill with good views over to Cambo Village.

3

Navigate two sets of gates and continue to climb uphill with a hedgerow and stream on your right.

4

When you reach the top of the field turn left and follow the path along an old hedge line.

5

5. Enter the “Black Belt” via a stone stile being aware of cyclists using the Wallington Cycle Trail, coming downhill from your right. Cross over the cycle trail and exit the wood via a second stone stile. Follow the path with an old hedgerow on your right to the next woodland.

6

At this point the walk uses the Wallington Cycle Trail, so head through a gate and enter the woodland on a hardened pathway. Any cyclists will be coming uphill towards you as you walk downhill through “Upper Huntley”, an old woodland shelter belt. Please give way to cyclists and use the grass margins of the track as necessary.

7

At the bottom of “Upper Huntley” exit via a gate and cross the Broom House Road. Continue the walk by entering a kissing gate and turning left. Follow the way markers and the path which eventually enters another wood “The Fountain Plantation”.

8

Enter the wood via a kissing gate and follow the path through trees, which eventually comes to a boardwalk.

9

From the boardwalk, you will again briefly share a section of the Wallington cycle trail. Cross over the stream via a large bridge and take the path straight in front of you. Follow the way markers as the walk passes through two fields and eventually brings you back to the start of the walk.

End:

Top of the car park grid ref: NZ0267 8453

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Terrain

Relatively flat circular walk, through woodland and following grassy field edges, with two easy stone stiles. Can be muddy underfoot.

Dogs welcome on a lead.

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Contact us

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How to get here

Address
Wallington, Cambo, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR
By road

A1 north to Newcastle then 20 miles (32km) north-west (A696, airport/Ponteland road), and turn off on B6342 to Cambo. A1 south to Morpeth (A192) then 12 miles (19.5km) west (B6343).

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Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome on a lead