Car parking available
Told to stick to the road!!
Stumbled across this park while having a wonder around Alnwick with my 3 year old son. Soon spotted some pheasants and was keen to spot the a Red squirrel - However while I peered into the vegetation with one foot still on the road a loud Booming voice came out of nowhere "stick to the road!!". Very much echo the reviews regarding the very rude gate man. It's a shame it looks like this park could be VERY well utilised for cyclists and dog walkers alike.
thefotowanderer, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Just moved to Alnwick and how this can be described as a PARK is strange, no dogs allowed and no Bikes either (even though there is a road sized path through it) but plenty of vans and pick up trucks to be wary of !!! The whole feeling of the place is that you're not wanted there (agree about the surly gateman) and just keep to the designated path and get out, and that's if it's even open. It's the only decent sized amenity in Alnwick and it cannot be fully utilised by the public. I hope none of my council tax is used to fund this travesty.
Great place for a walk and to see some history
Julie F, Morpeth, United Kingdom
This park was recommended and I must say I was not disappointed. The paths are clearly marked and you can download a map in advance. Beautiful scenery and 3 walks to choose from with different distance. We choose the red route and this included the ruins of Hulne Abbey, which is well worth a visit. Will definitely return to complete the blue and yellow routes. Paths are suitable for all and plenty of places for a picnic next to the river and soak up the scenery.
Good place to stretch the legs
nandh_10, Dumfries, Scotland
The park was recommended to us and a fine place it was too. A choice of walks, depending on weather, time and fitness. We chose the Blue route (about 6 miles) which was lovely over easy terrain, lots of pheasants about and I presume there will be a lot more birdlife around as it warms up. Good to walk along the river as well as the old monastery/hunting lodge. Information boards give a good level of history to the area.
Waste of time
It's not clear what pathways allow public access. The pathways have cars going up and down so it's not ideal if you have children. This place is more of a nature trail with routes between 4.5-6miles, all though the park is poorly sign posted and no directions other than a map at the entrance, so it's really not clear which ways you can and cannot go many paths say no public access or private, all in all it is rather confusing. There is a few photo opportunities but again with kids there's no activities other than what feels like aimless walking. Also the grounds keeper is extremely rude to visitors.