GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lambton Park Walks

3 miles (5.3 km)

This walk visits the historic Lambton Park Estate in Tyne and Wear. The wider estate has miles of riverside footpaths and and an old castle to see. It is only open on certain days but there are public footpaths running along the eastern side of the estate. The castle is astately home, and the ancestral seat of the Lambton family, theEarls of Durham.
This walk starts in Fatfield next to the river and follow the Great North Forest Trail along the eastern edge of the estate. It will take you past Biddick Hall to the Bowes entrance and car park. If the park is open to visitors you can explore 11 km of permissive seasonal walks. Here you can enjoy splendid views along the River Wear Gorge to the Castle, taking in the old racecourse, woodland and open parkland. See the link below for more details and opening times.


DH3 4AN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Lambton Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lambton Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head east to climb to the Penshaw Monument. There's some fabulous views over the area from the elevated position of this local landmark. Just to the south of the monument there's also Herrington Country Park to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Tyne and Wear Walks page.


Track in Lambton Park - - 569323

This track leads through a narrow belt of woodland to a field, a short distance from the main track west of The Grange in Lambton Park.

Open land in Lambton Park - - 569331

Open land in Lambton Park. The River Wear lies amongst the trees, out of sight in the valley.

The driveway to Bowes House on the Lambton Estate - - 569308

The driveway to Bowes House on the Lambton Estate

South East Entrance to the Lambton Estate - - 815430

South East Entrance to the Lambton Estate. The path to these gates splits off from the bridle path running through (what is left of) Biddick Woods on the border of the Lambton Estate. These gates lead to Biddick Hall (the home of the Earl of Durham) on his estate, although, like the north gate, they are not in use.

Biddick Hall - - 236937

Biddick Hall

Daffodils at Biddick Hall - - 236926

Daffodils at Biddick Hall

Chartershaugh Bridge - - 815400

Chartershaugh Bridge on the edge of the estate.

Road Bridge Over the River Wear at Fatfield - - 170299

Road Bridge Over the River Wear at Fatfield where you can start the walk. A steel girder bridge, opened in 1891. This was a busy main road until 1975 when it was bypassed. Single carriageway with a footpath and managed with traffic lights.


GPS Files

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