Hulne Park

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stukno
Epworth, UK64 contributions
In the course of our 7 day stay in the area we spent the most part of two days walking through Hulne Park. It is beautiful at this time of year with the autumal colours. It is a rare example of a Capability Brown landscape still maintained and managed in the way that country house estates were originaly intended. I would recommend the walk up to Brizlee Tower and arond the hill top and the long walk around the perimeter.
In the light of previous comments it perhaps should be made clear that this is not a public park in the conventiona sense. Access is by permission of the landowner and the park is only open some days. - check the website to find out when these are. There are no public facilities of any kind, in fact only one bench is to be found up near the Priory. All walks are restricted to the roads which are tarmac or well maintained gravel. Dogs are not pemitted. The entrance is a short walk from the town centre and there is free parking on the approach road to the park gate.

We took a packed lunch and sat under a tree both days and really enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Written October 31, 2021
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Travellinglily
England, UK639 contributions
Couples
First thing is it’s amazing dogs are not allowed here. Sick of entitled dog owners spoiling everywhere. It’s private land so not sure why people think they have the right to complain. Best bit is the viewing seat near the folley. It’s a shame during covid it’s become so busy with people who can’t move to one side. I hope these kind of visitors taper off soon.
Written April 14, 2021
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK872 contributions
The beautiful Hulne Park, landscaped by Capability Brown, provides visitors with lovely walks around this privately owned land. There are different signposted route options for walkers to choose, all accessible on designated paths and roads for all age groups, but as this land is private so there are no public facilities and cycles and dogs are not allowed which all enhance the park's beauty and serenity. The park is closed on occasions so it is best to check the website for opening days and times.
Written November 18, 2021
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Stephen H
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One of my favourite places for a walk. Be aware, access is from 11am with gate man stopping access until then. Closes at sundown during British Summertime or 4pm in winter I believe. No dogs allowed as there are several working farms with sheep.
Three walk routes on good surfaces, one taking you up the small Brizlee Hill/ridge where you can see Brizlee Tower and views up the Vale of Whittingham and beyond to the Cheviot hills. There is also the future burial place for the Percy family. The gates are a must see!
Further around the park just as you begin to follow the river Aln, you reach Hulne Abbey. You are allowed inside the gate (try it, its open) but respect the owners in the corner property.
Follow the river onward to the weir and bridge back to the start.
Written April 16, 2020
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GKTravellers
Harrogate, UK1,254 contributions
We parked for free on the road leading up to the main gate and entered the park as it opened at 11am. Of the three alternative colour coded paths we chose the red one measuring 4.7miles. This circular walk took us on gravel road paths down to the river and below Hulne Priory. We entered the Priory through the closed gate and spent 10 minutes viewing the ruins and some interesting statues.
Written September 11, 2020
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Seamus
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Earlier today I approached the entrance to Hulne Park in my car,as it was raining heavily, to read the signage. A little angry looking bald man came out of the Gate house, he was clenching his fists and had the bearing of a right wing football hooligan.Anyway we parked in an appropriate place and thought nothing of it, there are alot of people like that..The trees and river were wonderful and we had a pleasant walk. On coming toward the gate to leave, I popped into the bushes to have a quick pee, despite the heavy rain. On coming out I was greeted by the angry bald man, who became threatening,clenching his fists and was verbally abusive, agressively saying we were all the same,he took my registration number and shouted telling me to never come back. This man is not fit to hold a position where he comes in contact with the public.His owners should keep him on a lead or they will eventually find themselves in legal trouble.
Written October 3, 2020
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cbj14856
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Walked red route in Hulne Park on 8th September 2020, on the return part of the walk my, usually fit and healthy, husband became ill and could not continue. I ran the two and a half miles back to where where my car was parked just outside the gate. There was no-one around for me to ask for help, so I took the decision to drive back through the park to pick up my husband who had not moved from where I left him, and who was now looking very sick.
Driving back to the gate, the "gate man" closed one of the gates in front of us so we could not leave, I wound my window down to explain that my husband had taken ill during the walk. He asked what the problem was and when I replied he told me "he shouldn't come here if he can't walk". I didn't have time to respond, my husband was becoming more ill and I needed to get him some help.
The situation was an emergency, I would never have driven into the park for any other reason, this horrible, horrible man made me feel distressed and humiliated.
Its obvious that Northumberland Estates dont want people spoiling their park and that's why they employ this odious person.
A suggestion to the Estate: the board at the entrance to the park reads "No Cycles" "No Dogs". Perhaps they should add "No Disabled" - that way they dont have to put up with people who "can't walk" sneaking into the park and upsetting the gateman.
Written September 9, 2020
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Piglet47
Abingdon, UK276 contributions
Maybe we were lucky with the weather but we thoroughly enjoyed our walk around Hulne Park. There are three signposted walks, all clearly marked. We took the red walk which is 4.7 miles long and meanders through delightful parkland and runs alongside the River Aln for part of the way.
Written October 13, 2021
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suebell262
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK174 contributions
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Lovely walk in Hulme Park with fab views of countryside, woodland, sheep, lambs and deer. This review would probably gave been 5 stars if there had been toilets available within these grounds as the lack of these limited me as to how far I could walk. I think this is sad and discriminatory as limits many who might want to see more of this beautiful area x
Written June 22, 2021
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Kizia21
Midlands69 contributions
We were not sure what to expect when we arrived. Good signage at the entrance showing different routes. We opted for the yellow and blue route. Lovely folly at the top of the yellow route and a nice walk through the woods. We then continued along the blue route - all of which was very well sign posted. A good variety of terrain with woods and open pastures - all with good surfaces. Several nice bridges to look at. It was nice not to be worrying about cyclists/scooters and having to avoid dogs and unsightly discarded used dog bags. Would point out that there are no facilities or food outlets - which was not an issue to us. Really enjoyed our time there. Thank you for allowing us to visit.
Written June 5, 2021
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