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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.5 miles/2.4km (buggy friendly first 0.5 miles/800m) miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

A small woodland pond beside the Duke's TrailThis is a pleasant stroll thorough the grounds of Kielder Castle and the adjacent woodland. There are observation points offering views of wildlife feeding areas where the forest’s many birds and Britain’s native red squirrel may be seen.

The first mile of the Duke’s Trail, with slight inclines and fine graded stone and tarmac surface, is designed for use by wheelchair users and families with buggies. The remaining two miles is on a mixture of forest road and surfaced path. Rougher surfaces and a sharp descent through Ravenshill Wood renders this section of the trail unsuitable for unaccompanied wheelchair users.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Nice little walk and we saw a RED (!) Squirrel at the hide

Anonymous, 30/Jan/2014

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Dogs
  • There are no dog bins. Dog waste should either be bagged and taken home or flicked off the path into the undergrowth.
  • Easy Access
  • Wheelchair accessible loop from the Castle to main car park via arboretum.
  • Wildlife
  • Chance to spot red squirrels and feathered visitors in the hide at the arboretum.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: NY632934
Postcode: NE48 1ER

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Kielder Castle

01434 250209
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