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Plessey Woods Country Park - Visitor information

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Plessey Woods Country Park & Visitors centre is set in 100 acres of woodland, meadows and riverside.  With plenty of parking and good public transport links, it is an ideal place for a family day out.  The Visitor Centre and café are open at weekends and school holidays from 10.30am to 4.30pm.  There is no charge for car parking.


The woodlands at Plessey offer something of interest whatever the season. Spring brings primrose, violets and carpets of bluebells, whilst in summer the woods are fragrant with honeysuckle and the meadows ablaze with wild flowers. Autumn is a time of colour and a rich fungi harvest.  The beautiful riverside walk along the River Blyth running through the Country Park offers the opportunity of spotting the elusive Otter and Kingfisher.


A good network of paths linking to the surrounding countryside makes Plessey Woods a popular place for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.  For visitors with disabilities, the Visitor Centre and café are easily accessible and a wide firm path leads through the woods and along the riverside.


There are a variety of self guided trails, children’s clue trails, a picture orienteering course and a permanent orienteering course.  There is also a new sculpture trail created by young people from Bedlington working with a local artist. 


A young children’s play area adjacent to the Visitor Centre and café ensures there is something for everyone at Plessey Woods Country Park.


Plessey Woods had a full range of activities and events appealing to all ages. To view the latest event click on the event dairy tab at the top of this page.



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Other country parks within Northumberland

The Council owns and manages a number of popular countryside recreation sites throughout the county.  These include:



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