Hulne Park walk , Alnwick - Northumberland
Hulne Park Alnwick (Denwick)

Visiting Hulne Priory, Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse.

Location OS Landranger Sheet 81 ... Start point NU179137 Length approx 7.5 miles

How to get there In Alnwick the road to Hulne Park is called Ratten Row and is accessed from the B6346 Wooler road. There is no vehicle access for the public into the Park but if there is space you can park free on the left of Ratten Row.

There are a number of trails in the Park and my walk utilises some of them. they are accessable 11AM to Sunset. Check the trails link to ensure Park is to be open to Public

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Start:- From Ratten Row pass through the Forest Lodge gateway into the park. Follow the road ignoring deviations left and right.





At the Park Farm road junction bear left
Further along the road. Hulne Priory is seen to the right, in the middle distance.
The road drops down to East Brizlee Farm and beyond it, to cross the Aln at East Brizlee bridge.
Take a right at the bridge and make your way along beside the river to the Iron Bridge.
Hulne Priory is now up to your left at the top of the hill.

If you had to cut short your journey cross the Iron bridge and the path will take you back to the original road at Park farm.

There is access to the Priory grounds but be mindful that there is a private house in the grounds.

This is the site of a Carmelite Friary founded in 1240.

You can cross the grass and climb the hill to the Priory. To use the path to the priory, follow the river round to a gate and go left uphill past some beehives and then left again to enter the Priory grounds

Leave the Priory and follow the path back down to the River Aln and continue to follow it through a riverside walk and parkland until you come to a bridge. The bridge sits over a weir.
Follow the Red and Blue trails back to the Park entrance.

There may now be no access to this last part of the walk but follow he tail signs to be sure

Direction stone for Alnwick Abbey
The Gatehouse was built in the 14th Century by the De Vescy family. The original abbey was formed in 1147.
Follow the path past the cottage and through the large gate
(Be careful this takes you out onto the Wooler road)

The pavement is on the other side of the bridge. Cross back when it's safe to see the spectacular wier.

The path back to the start is at the end of the bridge.

Back to start

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For consideration, when using the countryside

This selection of walks in Northumberland follow recognised public rights of way or permissive paths and should be easy for most people to negotiate: but please remember that wet and winter weather can make paths muddy in places and the summer months produce fresh growth of vegetation - so wear suitable clothing and footwear.

If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the Local or National Park authority responsible for the area.

Relationships between local farmers and those who use the footpaths are generally very good and there is no reason why they should not remain so given reasonable attitudes and understanding. Remember that the countryside is the farmers' livelihood, so please observe the Country Code : keep to the paths; close gates after you ; and take care not to cause damage, or leave litter; keep your dog under control; and leave all wild flowers for others to enjoy.

Taken from: Country Walks in East Tynedale by Philip R. B. Brooks (1978) NBM Sept 2009

Dogs in the countryside :-

On Rights of Way - Dogs must be kept under close control, preferably on a short lead.

On Access Land - 1) Keep your dog on a short lead from 1 March to 31 July this to protect ground nesting birds from disturbance

2) Local restrictions may include a ban on dogs.

3) Note that restrictions do not apply to Guide/Hearing dogs, or if you are using a public right of way