1.44 ha (3.56 acres)

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Explorer 316
OS Landranger 88

This small wood is popular and well used by local people and sits just across the river from the Tyne Riverside Country Park. There are good views to the north from the edge of the wood and it provides an oasis from the surrounding landscape of factories housing and farming. Eltringham Wood is to the west of the town of Prudhoe about 12km west of Newcastle in the county of Northumberland; just south of the River Tyne.

There are three points of public access the public right of way (Number 68) enters the wood in the south west corner from the A695 Prudhoe bypass. The boundary of the woodland is denoted by a small welcome sign. The footpath heads north east to exit the site adjacent to the railway crossing (pedestrian) and leads into Tyne Riverside Country Park. Public access can also be gained from the south west corner where steps leading from a grass area in public use descend steeply to join the public right of way. Parking is available at the Tyne Riverside Country Park 20m to the north east of the wood across the railway. The Tyne Riverside Country Park has a pay and display car park a small visitor centre and toilet facilities. Additionally public toilets can be found in Prudhoe on Tyne View Terrace behind Front Street near to the police station. Two RADAR toilets are also available in Prudhoe one on Neale Street and the other on South Road. 

For visitors using public transport to get to the wood Prudhoe is on the main Carlisle to Newcastle railway line and there is a station in Prudhoe adjacent to the Tyne Riverside Country Park. The nearest bus stops to the wood are at Prudhoe railway station or on the A695 by-pass at West Road cemetery. Buses come from Newcastle and Hexham into this area. Alternatively call National Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 (national rate) or visit their web site


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Eltringham Wood Management Plan

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