A guide to Plessey Woods Country Park.

Address: Plessey Woods Country Park Shields Road Plessey, Nr Bedlington Northumberland NE22 6HZ

Plessey Woods Country Park is located near Hartford Bridge, off the A192, mid-way between Bedlington and Cramlington and about five miles south of Morpeth.

On arrival, we drove in and parked within their onsite car park. Charges do apply:

• First hour – free

• Up to two hours – £1.60

• Over two hours – £3.00

• An annual permit is also available for regular visitors at a cost of £35. Annual permits run from 1 July to 30 June each year.

If you were to get public transport, you can from Hartford Bridge/Hall and Shields Road Bus Stop, a short distance from the park. There are direct buses to these stops from Morpeth and Newcastle. 

When entering from the car park, there are plenty of picnic areas. We sat down here and enjoyed our ice creams that we got from the van onsite.

Most of the picnic areas on site are barbecue friendly with the areas set up for this.

The kids then played in the park before setting off for our walk. The park is to a decent size and suitable for all ages with many great facilities.

The toilets are also open, and are located next to the park.

The park offers 100 acres of woodland, meadow and riverside to explore. The woodland is home to many birds, such as the great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and tree creeper, as well as animals including the red squirrel, roe deer and fox. The banks of the River Blyth are also an important habitat for wildlife, such as kingfishers, dippers and otters.

The girls love taking their little fishing rods and searching for tadpoles. They also love watching out for frogs too.

They also have little fairy doors at the end of the walk which the girls love to find.

For more information check out this Link.

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