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Northumberland: Dukes Hagg Wood

Northumberland: Dukes Hagg Wood

Based on the outskirts of Prudhoe, this 33 acre Ancient Woodland is a wonderful hub of community activity. Just off Moor Road, about a mile away from Ferndene Hospital.

About this Location

Dukes Hagg wood could be considered our main ‘hub’. It is home to the majority of our Alternative Provision and where our staff training happens. 

The woodland was purchased in 2019 with the intention of supporting Stomping Grounds’ mission and is now being actively managed by the Dukes Hagg Wood collective. It is a multi use space, where we balance the needs of bio-diversity with the needs of the local and regional community.

This woodland used to belong to Prudhoe Hospital, and in the 1960s was home to many people with learning difficulties and those struggling with mental ill health. 

Fast forward to the 21st Century and we are proud to now be using this magical space to provide enabling and neuro-affirming provision for young people, supporting those with additional needs and mental health needs to take ownership of their future.

Family friendly

Large canopy

Compost toilet

Not accessible by wheelchair

Limited parking

Address and Travel Information


Moor Road

Access to the woods by car is along Moor Road, Prudhoe. Continue along Moor Road, past Ferndene (Children and Young People’s In Patient Service – NHS) on your left, over a small bridge, and past Humbles Wood Farm on your right. Dukes Hagg Wood is opposite Humbles Wood farm. There is a public layby for drop offs on the left.

Groups will meet here. There is no postcode for the woods but Humbles Wood Farm is NE42 5NX.


Parking is limited. If you need to travel by car please consider a lift share. If you require parking, there are some pay and display spaces at Ferndene. It is a mile walk along Moor Road to the site entrance from here. You can also park on the verges along Moor Road but please consider farm access and ensure there is space for large vehicles to pass your car.

Please also consider the flora and possible habitats that exist on the verges when choosing a spot.

If you choose to park in the layby by our entrance sign, ensure you leave space between the boulders for horses to pass along the by way.

Travel by bus:

You can find a bus to Prudhoe on the Go North East Web site. It is approximately 30 minutes walk from Prudhoe to the woods.

Click here for the Go North East timetable.

Location Map

Further Information

If you have any questions please email or call 0191 540 2680