Plessey Woods Country Park
This pretty country park is situated on the River Blyth at Hartford Bridge, 5 miles south of Morpeth and north of Cramlington. There are 100 acres of woodland and meadow to explore and a lovely long waterside stretch along the River Blyth. There's also an abundance of wildlife with woodpecker, nuthatch, tree creeper, kingsfisher, red squirrel, roe deer and fox. There are a number of self guided walking trails and a bridleway for cyclists. The park has an excellent visitor centre with maps, guides and a cafe.
If you have time you could head half a mile east to Bedlington Country Park where there are more riverside trails to try through Humford Woods.
PostcodeNE22 6HZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Plessey Woods Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Plessey Woods Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Plessey Woods Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Plessey Woods Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe selling a range of meals and snacks. You can find it at the entrance to the park.
The woods are a great place for a dog walk so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles south of the park is another of the highlight of the area at Northumberlandia. Here you'll find a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, known as the Lady of the North. There's some nice trails to follow around the park which also includes a visitor centre.
For more walks in the county see the Northumberland Walks page.