Dragon cycle 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 Head
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.
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.
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.
Bear right and through the gate into the Lower Huntley area and head up towards Broomhouse Farm.
The trees here were planted in 2011 by public donation. This type of support helps us to look after and manage the Wallington estate.
Pass through the gates and across the road into Upper Huntley where you'll cycle through veteran woodland.
The ancient Beech trees here at Upper Huntley are more than 275 years old.
Veer left and continue until you reach Broomhouse farm.
Broomhouse farm is a traditional, working sheep and beef farm and is one of 15 farms on the Wallington estate.
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.
At the top of Coombe Hill there are far reaching views out to the South West.
Follow the trail to the right and head through the woodland (also known as the dragon's brow) and back out onto the farmland.
As you follow the trail around to the right into the Upper Black Belt area you'll come across a perfect picnic spot.
An exciting downhill stretch through the Lower Black Belt woodland (also known as the dragon's tail) will bring you back to the road.
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.
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.
Bear left into the West Woods and along to Top Pond.
Why not stop off and take a trip to the wildlife hide on the way.
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?
Wallington car park
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