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.
This information was last updated on 19 July 2021.
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.
A visitor centre and cafe, toilets, children's play area and parking are all available for visitors. It’s a great location for a family day out to walk, play, explore, and picnic.
If you are visiting with a large group and/or have any special requirements, please contact the park in advance:
Telephone: 01670 824793
The park is open throughout the year during daylight hours.
Launching drones from County Council land is only allowed with the consent of the Council and where a formal license agreement has been signed. The council reserves the right to refuse consent and where consent is granted will require evidence of your Civil Aviation Training Certificate and public liability insurance.
People have visited Plessey Woods for generations to enjoy the woods and the river. Known locally as Bluebell Woods, the country park is an ideal place for a family day out with great opportunities for getting close to nature.
Hartford Bridge/Hall and Shields Road Bus Stop, a short distance from the park, are the closest bus stops to the park. There are direct buses to these stops from Morpeth and Newcastle.
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