GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Plessey Woods Country Park

3 miles (5 km)

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.


NE22 6HZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Visitor Centre of Plessey Woods Country Park - - 96371

Visitor Centre of Plessey Woods Country Park

Plessey Woods Country Park - - 1314428

A footpath runs along the River Blyth in the park

Unusual Tree - - 286797

Unusual Tree on The Bank of Peg whistle Burn at Plessey Woods. The woodland is primarily composed of native tree species such as oak, ash, and beech, creating a diverse and thriving ecosystem.

Highland Cattle - - 286806

These Highland Cattle have been at Plessey Wood's for a number of years

The River Blyth from Hartford Bridge - - 91722

The River Blyth from Hartford Bridge

Plessey Woods Country Park - - 1314402

The woods in spring with the river in the background. Around the trails there are wooden owls and painted snakes, including hobbit doors in the trees near the river bank.


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