GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gibside Walks

4 miles (6.6 km)

This splendid 18th century landscaped park has over 15 miles of footpaths taking you through gardens, meadows, fields and woodland.
You can also enjoy a waterside stroll along the River Derwent and visit the orangery, stables, lily pond, walled garden, the magnificent Palladian chapel and the ruins of Gibside Hall - the former home of the Bowes-Lyon family.
Just a couple of miles to the west you can extend your walking around the expansive Chopwell Wood. There's some fine walking paths and good mountain bike trails to be found here.


NE16 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gibside Rowlands Gill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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The on site cafe is located in the market place and does a good range of meals and snacks. There's also the Stables Carriage House Coffee Shop where there's nice outdoor seating in the courtyard.

Dog Walking

The expansive park makes for an excellent dog walk although you are requested to keep them on leads throughout the estate. The Carriage House coffee shop at the stables is also dog friendly. There are also water bowls dotted round the estate for your thirsty canine friend.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north of the estate you'll find Derwent Valley Walk and Derwent Walk Country Park - both good of options if you'd like to continue your walk. There's nice riverside trails along the Derwent River and more woodland paths to be found here in the adjacent Thornley Woods. The Gateshead Walk starts from the Tyne Bridge and takes you along the river before visiting these parks and woods. It also heads to the lake at Watergate Forest Park and runs close to the Gibside site. It's a good way of visiting some of the walking highlights of the area.


Snipes Dean Wood and Gibside - - 176084

Snipes Dean Wood and Gibside. Taken from the viaduct over the River Derwent on the Derwent Walk. Sticking up on the horizon is the 'Monument to Liberty' (50m high) in the grounds of the hall.

Banqueting House, Gibside - - 78790

Banqueting House. In the grounds of Gibside Hall there is a small banqueting house, overlooking a lake. The house is reached by an uphill carriage ride. The building is in the care of the Landmark Trust. Although part of the National Trust estate, the Banqueting House is managed by the Landmark Trust for holiday lets (don't know the ownership position)

Gibside Chapel - - 32428

Chapel. Once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family, related to the late Queen Mother, complete with brass band

Lake near Gibside Hall - - 1083547

Lake near Gibside Hall

Gibside Monument - - 1254088

Gibside Monument

Avenue of Trees, Gibside - - 613639

Avenue of Trees


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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