Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
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2-2.5h
Distance
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7.2 km
Elevation
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215 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk is a beautifully scenic walking route in Northumberland that will take you to several historical sites along the banks of the River South Tyne. While out walking the trail, you will traverse the open countryside to visit the 19th Century Lambley Viaduct, before walking along the river to reach the grounds of Featherstone Castle, a manor house that has its origins in the 11th Century. This is an exceptional walk if you are looking for a laid back route with natural and manmade views.

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Route Description for Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk

Featuring several fascinating historical sites and a beautiful stretch of riverside terrain, the Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk is an amazing outdoor excursion that will appeal to a wide variety of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Setting out from the car park, you will make your way to the southwest across a mixture of forested and farmland terrain, before arriving at the 19th Century, arched stone structure of the Lambley Viaduct. After a quick foray across the River South Tyne, you will make your way to the north along the water’s edge while enjoying the pleasant riverside setting.

Eventually, you will traverse the grounds of Featherstone Castle, taking some time to appreciate the wonderful architecture of the manor house that has origins dating back to the 11th Century, although much of the structure was added in later centuries, following a series of conflicts between the English and the Scots. After meeting up with the lane, you will turn right and follow it past the castle, climbing slightly uphill to arrive back at the car park where you began.

Getting to the Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Lambley Viaduct and Featherstone Castle Walk can be found at the Featherstone car park along Hall Bank.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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