Cycling

Cycling trail

Dragon cycle trail

Cycling trail

Explore the wider Wallington estate on the new Dragon cycle trail; pedal through woodland and Broomhouse Farm’s fields and enjoy far reaching views across Northumberland.

Especially good for families

Wallington Cycle Trail

Map

Wallington OS Cycle Trail Map

Start:

Wallington Cycle Trail Head

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 over the bridge into the woodland.

The start of the Dragon Cycle Trail

2

Here you have a choice to either follow the trail straight on to complete the shorter Green route (go to Step 11) or to follow the trail around to the right for 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.

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Wallington West Wood Cycle

3

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

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Wallington Cycle Trail Step 3

4

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

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Wallington Cycle Trail Step 4

5

Veer left and continue until you reach Broomhouse farm.

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Wallington Cycle Step 5 Broomhouse Farm

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.

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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.

Elf Hill on Wallington Cycle Trail

8

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

Wallington Cycle Step 8 Picnic Spot

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.

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.

Wallington Cycle Step 10 Road

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.

Crossing the bridge

12

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

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West Wood Cycle

13

Bear right and where the track forks veer left, follow the trail through the West Wood to the end. After enjoying some refreshment in the kiosk, why not go around again?

End:

Wallington car park

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Dragon cycle trail

Contact us

Dragon cycle trail

How to get here

Address
Wallington, Cambo, 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).

Dragon cycle trail

Facilities and access

  • Parking
  • Refreshments at end of trail