Trust10 Cragside

Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7PX


Running distance: 10 km

About this run route

Start / Finish

Start at Cragside Visitor Centre, finishing on Crozier Drive

Welcome to Cragside and a varied and stimulating 10k route set within the heart of this National Trust estate. With gradual inclines through forested footpaths and lakeside trails, this route provides an opportunity for runners to regularly experience the thrill of trail running set within the grounds of an iconic heritage property.  

Starting at the Visitor Centre, the course will begin with a gentle circuit around Tumbleton Lake, easing runners in to a steady climb into the heart of the estate. Offering spectacular vistas of Cragside House and gardens as well as views right across the Coquet Valley, the route will meander through the craggy landscape offering runners a variety of scenery from rugged coniferous woodland, rich rhododendrons and dramatic rock formations. Levelling out at approx. 7.5k, the trail then encompasses  the historic Nelly’s Moss Lakes – created to hold the body of water once used to power Cragside House by hydroelectricity – taking runners on a steady descent back through the woodland trails, finishing at Cragside House. It is here runners can take in views across the chimney tops to the hills beyond or make their way back to the Tea Rooms for a well-earned refreshment.     

Check out for opening times and what else you or your family and friends can get up to whilst you're there.

Cragside hosts Trust10, the National Trusts recreational 10km trail run every 4th Sunday of the month. Have a look at for more information and how you can enjoy our regular trail running event at Cragside.

With a special runners breakfast in the café afterwards why not bring your family or meet up with friends to refuel, reflect and relax afterwards.

If you are not a National Trust member the monthly Trust10 event is your opportunity to see parts of the estate without paying a visitor admission.

PL Eddie Hyde (57).jpg