Forestry Commission logo

Warksburn Walking Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.5 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Autumnal oak leaves (Quercus robur).

Warksburn picnic area is situated on the banks of its namesake (which is reputed to contain gold deposits!) Two waymarked forest walks start and finish at the picnic area. Points of interest around the walks include the Black Dyke, a pre-Roman earthwork and a profusion of water/wetland/forest plants and flowers.

The walking trail heads up the bank close to the picnic area. After walking along the burn and circling through the forest, the trail runs close to Black Dyke and through a recently planted area passing a wind swept old Scots Pine shelter belt before returning to the car park

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Beautiful place, love it.

Anonymous, 7/May/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

much better where work has been done on the really muddy bit. I hope the rest gets done soon

Anonymous, 30/Jan/2014

Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

Email addresses will not be shown

Get the latest news, information & offers

Sign up for our emails

What's Here?

  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Cycling
  • Mountain bikers welcome
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riders welcome
  • Prehistoric
  • Black Dyke earthwork
  • Trail (moderate)
  • The waymarked trail (1.5 miles, 2.5km), is gently undulating on a mixture of surfaced and unsurfaced paths.
  • Toliets
  • Composting toilet in the car park.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: NY789762
Postcode: NE48 3DX

Get directions


Kielder Castle

01434 250209
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.