Walking at The Woodmans

Best Hikes & Walks near Newcastle

Walk on the wild side

Explore the Derwent Valley from The Woodmans

The Woodmans Arms is surrounded by the best hikes & walks near Newcastle. Work up an appetite by exploring the Derwent Valley & surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking for a gentle afternoon stroll or a more challenging hike, northeast England boasts some fantastic trails with most accessible from our doorstep!

Watergate Forest Park

4.6 miles
Just a ten minute drive from The Woodmans Arms, you can enjoy some fresh air while immersing yourself into nature. An easy walk suitable for all the family.

Little Frog Sculpture -Watergate Forest Park

3.7 miles
An opportunity to see creativity at its finest. In this park you will find many architectural features adding interest and excitement to your walk.

Butterfly Bridge - Thornley Woods

13.2 miles
A short drive from The Woodmans Arms, this track is designed for expert hikers. Why not book a table at The Woodmans Arms for after you have completed it?

Hedley Hall Woods

6.9 miles
With Hedley Hall seeping with History, this trail is a great opportunity to explore it and see the beautiful woodlands. Described to be for intermediate walkers.

Gibside - Rowlands Gill

4 miles
An easy walk for all of the family. With the trail taking you through the woodland and along the riverbed of this beautiful estate.

Gibside - Circular

5.6 miles
Taking a slightly more challenging route around the estate, you can indulge in the gorgeous grounds of Gibside estate.

Rowlands Gill

4.3 miles
A simple trail weaving through the woodland of, and surrounding, Rowlands Gill. Only a ten minute drive from The Woodmans Arms.

Derwent Walk - Circular

4 miles
With beautiful views of the Derwent Valley, this easy, linear route could be the perfect way to entertain yourself and the family.

Old Wagon Ways

8.7 miles
Located a little further from The Woodmans Arms, the old wagon way is a moderately easy walk out near Beamish. This trail tells a story on the almost four hour journey.

Fancy a rest?

Book a night in one of our suites

The Nest provides the perfect base to relax, unwind and indulge. Each room benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and amenities with a locally sourced Northumbrian or continental breakfast included. We also have a selection of wellies which are free to use as part of your stay!