National Trust Gibside View Walk in Northumberland

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The start of this walk has shops, toilets and a cafe so you grab some lunch before you start. Head through the walled garden, one of Gibside’s beautiful historic features. All the fruit and veg that was grown here was grown for the Bowes-Lyon family.

Head down to the Orangery for extensive views over the rolling countryside. Once you have explored the Orangery, turn right up through the woodland to the Avenue of trees.

There’s something stunning to look at which ever direction you choose to look in! The Avenue is half a mile long and has over 200 tress from lime, oak and sycamore.

This walk finishes at the Chapel, which has a very rare and unusual three tier pulpit. Overall, this walk has something for everyone, and can be extended if you’re feeling fit!