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Chillingham Castle Walks

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk explores the historic Chillingham Castle in Northumberland.
The ancient castle dates back to the 13th century and is Grade 1 listed. There's some nice walking paths to follow around the castle's extensive grounds. Here you can explore the beautiful formal gardens which date to 1828 and include a famous herbaceous border thought to be the longest in Northern England. There's also lakes, peaceful woodland trails and some fine views of the countryside and the Cheviot hills.
On the walk look out for wildlife including various woodland birds, Deer, red squirrels, rabbits and badgers.
There's a couple of good options for extending your walk if you have time. Just to the south there's Hepburn Woods where there's more pleasant woodland trails and a fine viewpoint at Hepburn Crags. On the eastern side of the castle grounds there's also the Iron Age Hillfort at Ros Castle.

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Chillingham Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chillingham Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The walk to Cateran Hole starts from the Hepburn woods car park. You can follow trails east to the unusual site where you'll find a series of steps leading down to a murky underground cave on the moors.

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Photos

Chillingham Castle north front

Chillingham Castle north front. The castle was originally amonasteryin the late 12th century. In 1298,King Edward Istayed at the castle on his way to Scotland to battle a Scottish army led byWilliam Wallace.

Chillingham Castle from the Italian Garden

Chillingham Castle from the Italian Garden

Mounted statue and woodland ride, Chillingham Castle

Mounted statue and woodland ride, Chillingham Castle

Fibreglass cannon at Chillingham castle - panoramio

Fibreglasscannon at Chillingham castle

Chillingham Castle Grounds - geograph.org.uk - 3216679

Chillingham Castle Grounds

Chillingham Park - geograph.org.uk - 3706925

Chillingham Park. A large enclosed park in the castle grounds is home to theChillingham cattle, a rare breed, consisting of about 130 head of white cattle.

Chillingham Castle Grounds - geograph.org.uk - 3258862

Footpath by the lake

Moor Dam Plantation, Chillingham - geograph.org.uk - 223459

Moor Dam Plantation, Chillingham. This area of parkland offers superb views of the Cheviots. the grass is used for grazing, but not by the Wild Cattle.

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