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.
PostcodeNE16 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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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.
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.