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Walks

The ideal way to see Chillingham is to see the wild cattle in the morning, then have lunch at the castle. If you then have time to extend your visit we warmly recommend you take a walk along the footpaths through the countryside and discover the beauty of the Northumberland landscape. The gorgeous surrounding grounds are a perfect idyllic place to enjoy a picnic. The main path leads around the perimeter of the park, through the woodland and following the boundary wall, across the moor round by the ancient encampment of Ros Castle.

Depending on the season, you will see drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells and an astonishing display of rhododendrons surrounding the lake. You will enjoy spectacular views over the parkland and beyond to the Cheviot hills; also a chance to see the wild cattle from safe viewpoints. Through the woods if you’re lucky you may spot deer, rare red squirrels and badgers. There are also foxes and rabbits to see, along with the whole panoply of bird and plant life, all undisturbed.

NOTE: The Cattle are wild and unpredictable. Visitors enter the park at their own risk and must be accompanied by the warden at all times.