This picturesque Northumberland village has some lovely trails along the River Coquet in Felton Park.
This walk from the village takes you west along the river to visit the historic Brinkburn Priory. The route follows the St Oswald's Way, a long distance footpath which runs through the village.
The walk starts in the village and heads west through the woodland of Felton Park. The park was created in the 13th century by Roger de Bertram, who lived at the 11th century Mitford castle near Morpeth. The route passes through the woodland and streams of the park before following the river to Catheugh and Weldon Bridge. Shortly after you arrive at Brinkburn Mill and Priory. The 12th century Augustinian Priory church is run by English and Heritage and is a bit of hidden gem of the area. The restored church is one of the best examples of early Gothic architecture in Northumberland.
After exploring the abbey the route returns to the village on the same paths.
PostcodeNE65 9EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Felton Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Felton Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Felton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Felton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Northumberland Arms is a good choice for refreshment in the village. The pub is located in a fine spot next to the river with a garden area to sit out in on warmer days. You can find them at The Peth, with a postcode of NE65 9EE for your sat navs.
The woodland and river trails make for a fine dog walk and the Northumberland Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east and you can visit the neighbouring village of Warkworth. Here you can try the Warkworth River Walk or head to the coast on the Warkworth to Alnmouth Walk. Just south of the village there's also the popular Druridge Bay Country Park to explore. There's a beautiful long beach, sand dunes and a lake to see here.
If you continue west along St Oswald's Way it will take you along the river to the wonderful Cragside Country Park at Rothbury.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.