These delightful woods near Brampton are a lovely place for an afternoon stroll.
It's popular in the spring months when you can see lots of pretty bluebells and wood anemones. You can start your walk at the Miltonrigg car park at the northern end of the woods, just off the A69. From here you can pick up the accessible trails heading south west to the pretty pond where you can look out for dragonflies and toads. Also keep your eyes peeled for various woodland birds including woodpecker, kestrel, wood warbler and willow tit.
To extend your walk you could head north to visit Lanercost Priory. The English Heritage owned Augustinian monastery dates from 1169 and is well worth a visit for its history and architecure. Near here you can also pick up the epic Hadrian's Wall Path and visit the fascinating Birdoswald Roman Fort.
PostcodeCA8 2QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Miltonrigg Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Miltonrigg Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Miltonrigg Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Miltonrigg Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woodland trails are ideal for a dog walk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Brampton circular walk can be picked up at the nearby train station. It will take you to Talkin Tarn Country Park and Gelt Woods where there are more fine trails to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Pennines Walks and Cumbria Walks pages.