GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Featherstone Castle Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This walk in Northumberland visits the Gothic stylecountrymansion of Featherstone Castle. The Grade I listed castle sits in a fine position for walks with waterside trails along the River South Tyne and some fine countryside to enjoy.
This circular walk from the castle car park takes you south along the river to Lambley Viaduct before picking up the South Tyne Trail at Coanwood and following it back towards the castle. On the river trail you will also pass the Featherstone Prisoner of War Camp which was opened in 1944 to accommodate American soliders arriving for the Normandy invasions.
At the southern end of the route there's the impressive Lambley Viaduct. The photogenic structure dates from 1852 and includes 9 arches standing at a height of 35 metres (110 feet). Near here there's also the old South Tyne railway with the remains of the station at Coanwood to see.

Postcode

NE49 0JG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Featherstone Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Featherstone Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Featherstone Castle

Featherstone Castle. The castle comprises a Jacobean manor and peel tower which dates to 1330.

Pastures and woodland around Featherstone Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1965219

Pastures and woodland around Featherstone Castle

Footbridge over River South Tyne near Featherstone Castle

Footbridge over River South Tyne near Featherstone Castle

Featherstone Prisoner of War Camp - geograph.org.uk - 1636363

Featherstone Prisoner of War Camp. Thousands of German officers were held here in the years 1945-48.

River South Tyne - geograph.org.uk - 886427

River South Tyne. Looking upstream from Lambley Bridge.

Lambley Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1970202

Lambley Viaduct

Coanwood Station Master's House - geograph.org.uk - 1636588

Coanwood Station Master's House

Trackbed of the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway at Featherstone (2) - geograph.org.uk - 1964021

Trackbed of the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway at Featherstone (2)

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