GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bolam Lake Walk

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy peaceful lakeside walking and cycling in this delightful country park in Northumberland. Bolam lake is located less than 10 miles from Morpeth in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. There are woodland paths, grassland and a super visitor centre with cafe, shop and information area. Cyclists please keep to the marked bridleway and give way to walkers.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head a few miles north to Hartburn Glebe where there are peaceful woodland trails, a pretty river and a variety of wildlife to look out for. Another good option is to climb to the nearby Shaftoe Crags. The crags are located just a mile west of the park and include interesting rock formations and wonderful views over the Northumberland countryside. A short distance to the north west of the crags you will find the National Trust's Wallington Hall where there's lakes, woodland, parkland and a beautiful walled garden.


NE20 0HE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bolam Lake Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bolam Lake Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the Bolam Lake Cafe for some refreshments after your exercise. It is situated next to the Boathouse Wood Car Park, to the north ofthe lake.
Another good option is to head north west from the lake to the village of Middleton. Here you can visit the popular Ox Inn which has a good menu and an outdoor seating area for fine days. You can find it in the village with a postcode of NE61 4QZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The lakeside path is a great place for a dog walk and you will probably see several other owners on your visit. There's also some nice woodland trails which are ideal for exploring with your four legged friend. The Bolam Lake cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Bolam Lake - - 29593

A boardwalk leads down to the lake through trees in this scene captured in 2005

Bolam Lake - - 32356

A family at the lake

Ice on Bolam Lake - - 1712365

The lake is frozen in January 2010.Taken from the jetty on the edge of the Pheasant field

Landing stage on Bolam Lake - - 1172068

Landing stage on Bolam Lake. The park is a popular amenity centred around a 10-hectare lake and managed by Northumberland County Council. A 2-Km long circuit passes this landing stage near the south-west corner of the lake.

Standing Stone and Tumulus between Shaftoe Crags and Bolam Lake - - 948573

Standing Stone and Tumulus between Shaftoe Crags and Bolam Lake

Raised footpath - - 495897

Raised footpath. A raised footpath that allows the public to walk through a boggy wooded area of the countryside park of Bowlam lake


GPS Files

GPX File

Bolam Lake Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bolam Lake Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)