Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:2 miles
Trail is currently open
The second Duchess of Northumberland loved to take her pony and trap over the old pack horse bridge to the quieter, more picturesque parts of the estate. Follow one of her favourite routes, still a magical experience 200 years later.
The trail follows the course of Kielder Burn upstream past the site of the old walled garden, now the location of the enchanting Minotaur Maze. The maze is a must for children and adults alike. The adventurous will discover a number of hidden features that include a set of stairs taking visitors above the walls enabling them to consider possible alternative routes within the maze and say ‘hello’ to others waiting outside. The final goal, a small glittering room formed from rocks of recycled turquoise glass, has a seat for visitors to rest on while they contemplate the task of discovering a return route to the outside world.