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Lovely Walks in the Park
calgaryguy, Kelowna, Canada
Lovely trails in the park, although perhaps a bit too much paving. Trails were wide, which is good for a group. Nice views and a gentle climb up to the ruins of Hulne Priory, which are very well maintained and made a picturesque lunch spot. Continued our walk through the woods, seeing plenty of pheasants, and even a flock of sheep totally blocking the road. A bit of a climb to Brizlee Tower but the view was worth the effort.
Beautiful park. So peaceful as no cars allowed apart from estate managing cars. Amazing trees. There are three waymarked walks, one is 6.2 miles and the other two just over 4 miles.
English coutry side at it's best
Barbara M, Stafford, United Kingdom
Part of the Northumberland estates.There are several way marked walks through and around the estate, we decided on the longest, Over 6 miles, walking through open parkland, through forestry workings, along a river valley,and up to a beautiful old ruined Abbey, with wonderful views across the valley. Words of warning . You cannot drive in the park,but the entrance is only 500 metres from the castle main gate, and there are no dogs allowed.
a great walk
dk31, South Queensferry
Had planned to visit this lovely park, it's free and large enough to encompass those who would like a longer walk. The grounds are lovely and very peaceful. We walked the red route and visited the ruined abbey its a truly charming place. Technically not open until 11 although the chap on the gate let us in, not a jobsworth. Parking is plentiful just outside the gate
Visit the Abbey (used in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves)
Lucy A, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Visited here for the first time and can't believe I haven't been before or even heard of it until last month. Just outside of Alnwick, parking on the side of the road. Firstly it was lovely not to have dogs and bicycles whizzing past, it's so rare to find somewhere without them. Beautiful rolling countryside, with flat well kept paths/roads, perfect for pushchairs, 3 routes to choose from, we did the red route with the detour to the Abbey. The river runs through the park, and there are an abundance of beautiful bridges, each different in style, cattle and sheep everywhere, and I ve never saw so many pheasants in one place. But the Abbey is the cherry on the cake - it is beautiful and serene, nature has crept in creating a romantic feel to the crumbling ruins, with statues of monks dotted about to remind you of what it is, I believe it can be used for weddings, not sure if it is closed then....but we had the whole place to ourselves (aside from the lucky people who live in the cottage on site) Bit of a steep path up and down to the Abbey, but well worth it. For film lovers - it was used as maid Marion's home in Robin Hood Prince of thieves too.