Lambton Park Walks
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 a stately home, and the ancestral seat of the Lambton family, the Earls 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.
PostcodeDH3 4AN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Lambton Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lambton Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.