Featherstone Castle Walk
This walk in Northumberland visits the Gothic style country mansion 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.