Plessey Woods:

This lovely Country Park and visitor centre is located in Northumberland, approximately 5 miles south of Morpeth. The nearest postcode is NE22 6AN and there is a secure pay & display car park on site.

The park offers a huge array of woodland, meadow and riverside to explore; with a visitor centre, cafe, toilets and children’s play area to enjoy this really is a brilliant family day out in the North East of England. My children had a brilliant time exploring the woodland, finding squirrels and chasing sticks down the riverside.

The park is open throughout the year during daylight hours, up to date details can be found on the Northumberland County Council website which can be found here. 

The sign as you enter the park.

Fully accessible surfaced paths.

Playing Pooh Sticks along the riverside!

One of many wonderful sculptures to see throughout the walk.


There are many route options that you can take when you visit Plessey Woods, a map can be found on arrival. A full circuit of the park is approximately 1.5 miles and does include some steps and grassy paths. As you can see from our photos we opted for a 1 mile route of the park and did encounter a few tricky sections however, we did manage with our all terrain pushchair.

Please note there are many fully accessible surfaced paths that run through the park, into the woods and to the river. There are also plenty of benches and picnic tables along the way to enjoy a spot of lunch. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for some wonderful sculptures that can be found throughout the park.

A great day out with the kids where you can enjoy an exciting woodland walk, followed by a play on the children’s play area. Of course we ended our adventure with a well deserved ice cream.

Plenty of places to play & explore.

There are a few paths that are not accessible for wheels!

See map on arrival for suitable routes.

A well deserved ice cream to finish off the walk!

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