Alnwick lies in the heart of some beautiful countryside, none more so than the historic Capability Brown-devised Parkland which surrounds the Castle itself.
Northumberland Estates owns and manages much of this land, so to encourage visitors and the local community to enjoy it, a number of circular routes have been devised on Estate owned land in the Alnwick area.
These vary in length, with all paths clearly marked. Parts of the routes may not be existing public rights of way, so won’t be found on an OS map. Permissive access granted at the discretion of Northumberland Estates has made these routes possible, and you can download our maps of the individual routes below.
Many of the paths cross farmland. We have a duty of care to our farmers and therefore ask that users abide by the Countryside Code, keeping to the marked footpaths, shutting gates behind them, keeping dogs under strict control and taking their litter home. This is also for your own safety.