No car park but free parking along the lane leading to gatehouse. Walking guide: Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Travel The Guardian For those on foot, the Lesbury route follows a different section of the River Aln through more open countryside and farmland and provides access to the picturesque village of Lesbury with its pub and village shop should a refreshment stop be required. Northumberland holidays England holidays. The original abbey was formed in Distance using elevation data Distance using elevation data GPS devices and software calculate the length of a route excluding ups and downs.
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Follow the road ignoring deviations left and right. Hulne Priory is seen to the right, in the middle distance. Take a right at the bridge and make your way along beside the river to the Iron Bridge.
Hulne Priory is now up to your left at the top of the hill. If you had to cut short your journey cross the Iron bridge and the path will take you back to the original road at Park farm. There is access to the Priory grounds but be mindful that there is a private house in the grounds. This is the site of a Carmelite Friary founded in You can cross the grass and climb the hill to the Priory. To use the path to the priory, follow the river round to a gate and go left uphill past some beehives and then left again to enter the Priory grounds Leave the Priory and follow the path back down to the River Aln and continue to follow it through a riverside walk and parkland until you come to a bridge.
The bridge sits over a weir. Follow the Red and Blue trails back to the Park entrance. There may now be no access to this last part of the walk but follow he tail signs to be sure Direction stone for Alnwick Abbey The Gatehouse was built in the 14th Century by the De Vescy family.
The original abbey was formed in Follow the path past the cottage and through the large gate Be careful this takes you out onto the Wooler road The pavement is on the other side of the bridge. The path back to the start is at the end of the bridge.
For consideration, when using the countryside This selection of walks in Northumberland follow recognised public rights of way or permissive paths and should be easy for most people to negotiate: but please remember that wet and winter weather can make paths muddy in places and the summer months produce fresh growth of vegetation - so wear suitable clothing and footwear.
If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the Local or National Park authority responsible for the area.
Relationships between local farmers and those who use the footpaths are generally very good and there is no reason why they should not remain so given reasonable attitudes and understanding. On Access Land - 1 Keep your dog on a short lead from 1 March to 31 July this to protect ground nesting birds from disturbance 2 Local restrictions may include a ban on dogs.
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These vary in length, with all paths clearly marked. Many of the paths cross farmland. This is also for your own safety. Hulne Park Hulne Park, once the hunting grounds of the Percy family, is one of the most popular walking routes. At certain times Hulne Park may be closed to visitors.
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What is Certificate of Excellence? By bus Arriva Buses run frequent services to Alnwick. Follow it through woodland to an open triangular area. Great spot for a Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a big group greater than 5? The bridge sits over a weir.