Plessey Woods Country Park, Bedlington

#31 of 60 in Parks in Northumberland
Plessey Woods is a country park situated on the north bank of the River Blyth, in Northumberland. The park is accessed from the A192 in the village of Hartford Bridge, north of Cramlington and south west of Bedlington.In 2016 Leading Link opened a youth ran Art Trail around Plessey Woods. www.plesseywoodstrail.weebly.comAround the trail there is wooden owls and painted snakes, including hobbit doors in the trees near the river bank.The park extends over 100acre of woodland, meadows and riverside, with a 1½ mile route circumnavigating these habitats and many smaller routes from this loop.Free parking is available on site, as is a visitor centre with toilets and shop.
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  • We had lots of fun here at the weekend following the river walk. Lots of nature to see. The place is always kept clean and well presented. We look forward to visiting again.  more »
  • Last weekend it was decided we would try somewhere different for a Sunday dog walk and so ended up and Plessey woods. And what a delightful place. There are plenty of clearly marked trails, lots of pi...  more »
  • Fantastic woods and ponds and river. Lots of paths hidden from normal view and different pieces of art that you could easily miss. Wildlife and plant life in abundance with plenty of open spaces and s...  more »
  • Great walk. Be prepared to get muddy!! Love the mud... wellies, mud, woodland fun by the river. What's not to love with the family involving a skruffy 7 year old girl and a hairy muddy dog?? There is marked trails and points of intrest and sooooo many fairy doors. Carved creatures in the trees to spot and puddles to jump into too. And it's free. Result
  • Wonderful place! A bunch of different walks you can do, many wheelchair/pushchair friendly, with lots of break out areas for family picnics. Beautiful woods to spend hours wandering and exploring.
  • Great place for children to explore. Lots of different paths to take. If you are not a good walker stay on the designated paths as it gets quite rough and hilly. My grandson can't wait to return here.
  • Nice easy walks for kids and dogs. Rather than park in the visitors centre try the lay by opposite the Stannington turnoff (A1 southbound). Take the turn off and get back on the A1 southbound. The lay by is quite big. Park up and walk back up the main road about 200 yards and it is sign posted. It's busy on the road but once into the woods there is a lovely walk along the river. An impressive railway bridge on route.
  • Great place to explore seasons change the place. My girls love taking dog and horses there

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