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Bulby’s Wood

BULBY’S WOOD is a picturesque spot alongside the River Breamish near Ingram Village in the Breamish Valley. It is popular with visitors, especially during the summer and on Bank Holidays.

[GPS: 55°26’28.337″ N 1°59’20.22″ W]

River Breamish at Bulby’s Wood


There is a car park and modern toilet facilities (including a wheelchair accessible toilet for people with disabilities).

Bulby’s Wood visitor facilities building

Information boards

There are a number of information boards and visitor leaflets in the Park Ranger’s Room in the facilities building, as well as a map of the area at the entrance to the car park.

Information boards inside the facilities building

Picnics and walks

It’s an ideal spot to picnic alongside the river, to go for a paddle on a hot summer’s day or to dig in the sand.

It’s also a starting point for some invigorating walks, either along the valley or up onto the immediately surrounding hills. Several walks are signposted from the car park.

Prehistoric hillforts

Following a fairly steep path from the carpark, you can walk up to the remains of Brough Law Hillfort. And, if you’re adventurous, you can carry on and follow a circular walk that takes you to the ruins of several other hill forts, including Middle Dean, Cochrane Pike, Wether Hill and Ingram Hill.

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Download Northumberland National Park’s Hillfort Trail Map


There are numerous birds and other animals to see in the area, including:

  • buzzard
  • curlew
  • dipper
  • heron
  • kestrel
  • lapwing
  • mountain bumblebee
  • oystercatcher
  • pied wagtail
  • red grouse
  • siskin
  • tree creeper
  • willow warbler

Major plants include:

  • bilberry
  • broome
  • gorse
  • heather
Route to Bulby’s Woop car park
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