Carlisle Park is situated in the center of Morpeth Town, it’s literally a 10 – 15 minute drive from Felmoor Park. If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the kids, then this park packs a punch, or rather it will tire them out!
I’ve visited this park twice, this blog post will feature images from last year’s mini walk and from today’s walk (Easter Monday 2021). The best place to park but not always the easiest to grab a space is next door to the Leisure Centre. Make sure you grab a parking disc if you don’t already have one, we usually leave a couple spare within the lodges (please pop them back after your stay). They cost £1 and can save you up to £50 in parking fines. The discs can be purchased from the local newsagents which is located just next door to the Fish and Chips Shop (Carlos) in Morpeth, many shops do sell them though.
Next door to the Park entrance there is an ice cream van and a fantastic Chinese Takeaway called Fortune Cookie. Perfect option if you are opting for an afternoon walk followed by a takeaway option.
The images of the food below are not mine but taken from their face book page.
Let’s forget about food for a minute and look at the things that the kids can do to wear themselves out. Carlisle Park is a multi award winning park, and I can see why. Set within gorgeous settings with picturesque views of the river, I could quite happily spend a couple of hours just soaking in the sun and watching people.
The park contains the William Turner Garden, formal gardens, an aviary, play areas, a paddling pool, woodland walks, picnic areas, toilet facilities, tennis courts, bowling greens, skating board and more.
The image below is taken from a previous year when the paddling pool was open, at the moment it is closed until May. To preserve the pool they keep water within it, hence why it looks green on the next photo.
For our walk, we grabbed a coffee and a tea and seeing as we don’t have kids we headed up the bank to explore the woodland walk. It’s not a big walk, just a nice circular route that brings you back into the centre of Morpeth.
And when Rob can find some little mountain to climb that’s exactly where he takes me, up and up and up. As usual I’m always 30 steps behind lol. If you read more of my blogs you’ll see a theme emerging, whilst I consider myself quite fit, I absolutely hate hills and he’s always finding a walk that has plenty of them in it!
The views at the top are gorgeous, Morpeth Castle is pretty impressive. It’s really just a 30 minute walk if that.
Once we were heading back down you end up at the other entrance, this is where the William Turner Garden is located along with the Emily Davison statue and the Aviary.
It’s a lovely walk and the fact that you can grab a chinese (check opening times) after a late afternoon stroll is definitely a bonus! I should say the park is dog friendly, just keep them on the leads at all times.
Chinese Takeaway: Fortune Cookie, open from Tuesday – Sunday, 12:30pm – 8:30pm
Here’s the menu, but feel free to check out their FB Page too: Fortune Cookie
More information on Carlisle Park, can be found here, click the link: Carlisle Park information
Thanks, Mel x
One of the reason’s I relocated to Northumberland from Newcastle was because I enjoyed the many walks with Woody. We have walked miles upon miles, exploring the rich heritage and taking in the breathtaking views. Thrunton Wood is definitely in my top 10 of walks. You can walk for a couple of miles or you can take different routes and notch up those miles. This walk, we managed 9 miles.
These images were taken on the 11th February 2018, below I will post some of my images taken in July and October in 2017. It’s a fantastic place all year around to explore.
For more information on the walks, maps and other useful information, please visit Thrunton Woods Foresty Gov website
From Acorn Leisure Holidays (Felmoor Holiday Park), the postcode for the satnav is: NE66 4SD
If you are looking to visit Northumberland, we have a collection of 2 and 3 bedroom lodges, all are dog friendly and they come with their very own private hot tub. Perfect for relaxing after a walk in the countryside. You can view our collection of luxury lodges here. If you have an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact, simply visit here.
Thanks for reading, Mel x
What day do you class as a “Takeaway Night”, for me it’s a Thursday and a Saturday night! A takeaway, movie or in my case watching “Altogether Now”, hot tub and a bottle of wine. Perfect weekend. I am quite often asked for recommendations on where to eat or collect a takeaway, this blog is all about curries.
I had the pleasure of returning to my favourite Indian Restaurant with Tracey from Northumberland Eats a couple of weeks ago. Lal Khazana is located in Shilbottle, it’s literally a 10 minute drive from our lodges on Felmoor Holiday Park. Unfortunately at the moment they do not do deliveries but you can collect. We often dine in about twice a month – and often get takeaways, it’s that good!
I always get popadoms with extra helpings of mint sauce. I know that’s not the correct name, but everyone know’s what I mean. I also ask for extra onions, but I’m not a fan of the mango chutney and the spicy one, I’ve tried it but I just prefer the onion and mint. Simple lass. For starters, we had the Khazana mixed platter for two which consisted of a selection of special chicken kebab, chicken tikka, sheek kebab, onion bhaji and king prawn butterfly – great value at £8.50.
I practically starved myself all day as I was so looking forward to feasting here, good job because the portion sizes are very generous. Next up for mains, Tracey opted for the Chinghri Sagwala which is prawns and fresh spinach cooked with garlic, ginger and a mixture of spices, garnished with fresh coriander. I had a sample of this as it’s not normally what I would go for, it’s very tasty but I prefer the massala and balti dishes. I opted for the chicken balti, cooked in special sauce with garlic, onions, peppers and tomatoes. Spiced in a bend of aromatic spices. Oh my, I love this dish. I usually opt for a chiken tikka masala – I did ask for a small pot of that sauce though, so I could dip the nan bread in 🙂
We complimented our meal with garlic (again) and plain nan bread, pilau rice and Tracey got a side dish of dhal to try.
My mum always get’s the bengali sizzler. She highly recommends this dish, an image taken from Lal Khazana’s website below.You can view their online take away and dine in menu here, and the contact details for ease are: Tel: 01665 575 880 | Mob: 07800 635 340
Address is: Deanmoor Road, West End, Shilbottle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2YP
They are open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays, from 5:30pm – 11pm
If you decide to visit when stopping with Acorn Leisure Holidays, let us know what you thought, we’d love to see some pics too. Maybe I’ll try something else next time. Have a great evening, Mel x