Dukeshouse Wood

Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP

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Situated on a beautiful rural fell side with private woodland which provides an ideal location for nature walks, orienteering and bushcraft.

Set in the pretty suburbs of Hexham, and easy access to Newcastle and the Scottish Borders.

18 acre adventure park equipped with a host of exciting and high-adrenaline activities.

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A popular choice for Scottish and English schools and groups, Dukeshouse Wood is situated on a beautiful fell side just outside the leafy suburbs of Hexham, close to Newcastle and the Scottish Borders.

The 18 acre activity park in an area of unspoilt countryside houses exciting adventure activities such as zipwire, outdoor laser, Jacob’s ladder, an outdoor climbing and abseiling tower. When the weather is not so favourable, the centre also has a 8000 sq ft all weather barn, housing indoor climbing, a laser arena and computer lab facilities.


  • Outdoors: 18 acre adventure park equipped with a host of exciting and high-adrenaline activities, including high ropes, zipwire, abseiling, 3G swing and leap of faith, plus motorsports

  • Indoors: The activity barn provides a perfect environment for indoor climbing and problem solving initiatives, plus a laser zone

  • Gift shop: Our on-site shops sell snacks and drinks, as well as postcards, souvenirs, games and mementos
  • Other facilities: Diner, chill out areas, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces


Dukeshouse Wood has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 16 bed dormitories, all en-suite with under floor heating, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

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To fuel young guests during a long day of thrilling adventure activities, we serve three meals per day, with lots of choice and seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced and nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on young people's meals.

Click here to see a sample menu

salad bar
salad bar

Party leader facilities

Our recently refreshed party leader bedrooms are complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities.

All party leader rooms are close to student dormitories and contain en-suite bathrooms.

DEARNE partyleader room
DEARNE partyleader room

Location & Travel

Countryside setting, easily accessible from Durham and Newcastle

Kingswood - Dukeshouse Wood, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP

Key travel times by road:
Newcastle: 30 min
Carlisle: 1h
York: 2h
Leeds: 2h 15min
Edinburgh: 2h 20min
Glasgow: 2h 30min

Location & Travel