Enjoy a woodland walk through beautiful Northumberland countryside just 4 miles from Newcastle on the outskirts of Ponteland
In the beautiful grounds of Kirkley Hall visitors to the zoo can also enjoy a woodland walk along our river and forest trail.
We have a great River and Forest Trail leaflet that will help you to spot wildlife, flowers and trees along the way.
You may spot a Kingfisher - look out for a flash of vibrant blue as he comes flitting past, but you will have to be quick because he doesn’t hang around!
Or if you are really lucky you may spot one of our red squirrels. We are very proud to have this endangered species here in our grounds at Kirkley Hall and we are working very hard to keep them here. See our Red Squirrel Project page for more information. Click here to find out about the Red Squirrel trail we are planning.
The walk will take between 30 minutes to an hour, unless you decide to stop at one of our picnic areas along the way.