Autumn Walks across the North East

Autumn is well and truly upon us, giving us the perfect excuse to wrap up and venture out in the crisp cold air for a stroll in the autumn leaves. So here is a list of lovely autumn walks across the North East.

Jesmond Dene

Situated near the centre of Newcastle, Jesmond Dene is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the wildlife and take in the Dene’s historical links. If you have kids, why not take a trip to pet’s corner, where you can see an array of animals and birds.

Jesmond Dene, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

Durham City Riverside

This wonderful walk offers the opportunity to take in Durham’s beautiful riverside scenery. There are plenty of places to refuel and warm up along the way. The perfect walk for a Sunday stroll.

Durham, County of Durham, DH1 3UW


Northumberland is home to the extraordinary Victorian house, woodland and gardens of Cragside. The estate offers more than 30 miles of footpaths and lakeside walks. Visit one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, explore the rhododendron maze and wear the kids out at the adventure play area. Feeling peckish? There is even a tea room, serving locally sourced food and drink.

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

Plessey Woods

With lovely open meadows, pleasant woodland and scenic river walks, Plessey Woods Country Park is a great place to explore. The visitor centre is home to a gift shop, cafĂ© and children’s play area.

Shields Road, Plessey, Bedlington, NE22 6HZ

Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest is a sprawling 2000 hectare oasis of forest, situated alongside a sheltered valley. From walking trails to adventure plays, there is something for everyone.

Redford Ln, Hamsterley, Redford DL13 3NL

Will you be venturing out this weekend to enjoy the autumn colours?