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Please be aware that all the permissive footpaths at Lambton Park will close for the winter season at 4.30pm on Sunday 25th September 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Please be aware of the following closures to the permissive footpath routes over the coming weeks:

SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER – Regrettably, the Ridge Walk Section of the permissive footpaths at Lambton Park, which includes the footpath along Black Drive, will remain closed on Sunday the 18th of September, for health and safety reasons, due to continuing construction works taking place.

SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER – Regrettably, the Ridge Walk Section of the permissive footpaths at Lambton Park, which includes the footpath along Black Drive, will remain closed on Sunday the 25th of September, for health and safety reasons, due to continuing construction works taking place.

SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER – the permissive footpaths at Lambton Park will close at 4.30pm for the winter season.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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We are delighted that Wild Deer Events will once again be running their Annual Trail Run only event at Lambton Park on the 21st August 2022.

There will be a 5 miler and a 10 miler, which will be excellent training runs for anyone taking part in the Great North Run or other autumn endurance events and a family 1 mile run as well.

Both events will start and finish at the Castle and take in some fabulous scenery around the site. All runs will take place on mixed terrain with some rough trails, firm paths and some cross-country type fields.

All runners will get WILD DEER MERCHANDISE, A WOODEN MEDAL, SNACK & A DRINK.

For more information and to book your place click here.

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Please be aware of the following closures to the permissive footpath routes over the coming weeks:

SUNDAY 26TH JUNE – the permissive footpaths will be closed due to The Lambton Run taking place. The footpaths will re-open on Monday 27th June, subject to the amendment below:

MONDAY 27TH JUNE THROUGH TO TUESDAY 2ND AUGUST – part of the Ridge Walk along the banks of the River Wear, between The Lamb Bridge and The New Bridge, will be closed until 2nd August on health and safety grounds, due to engineering and maintenance work taking place along the river bank.

SUNDAY 10TH JULY – the permissive footpaths will be closed due to the Chester-le-Street Steam Fair taking place.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended the recent Lambton Team Shoot.

The results for each day are listed below:

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Photographs below kindly provided by Steve Coulthard of Richardsons Photographers at Chester-le-Street.

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We are delighted that once again the St. Cuthbert’s Hospice will be holding their Rainbow Ramble at Lambton Park on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family friendly 5k route and get showered with all the colours of the rainbow at colour stations along the way. The 5k route is made up of two 2.5k laps so basically double the colour!

Don’t worry if you’re not a runner – the event isn’t timed so you’re not racing against anyone and there’s no time limit!

The course starts in the beautiful grounds of Lambton Park is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs and there’s no minimum or maximum age limit, so everyone can take part!

Click here for more event information and to book your place.

You will receive an official St Cuthbert’s Hospice t-shirt to wear on the day and a fundraising pack posted out to you and support to help you reach your fundraising goal including sponsorship forms and a lucky squares fundraising game!

Raising a little sponsorship while taking on the Rainbow Ramble will help to make a real difference.

£20 could help the hospice to provide an hour of nursing care.

£40 could allow a nurse to plan individualised care for a guest in the Living Well Centre.

£50 could help the Dementia Specialist Nurse to assess the needs and support someone living with dementia and their family.

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From the creators of Lindisfarne Festival, the Little Lindi Family Festival is about bringing families together to have a great time and discover new ways to have fun.

Little Lindi will make its debut in July 2022 and will be an exhilarating and immersive event filled with music, arts and bucketloads of opportunities to explore, have fun and try something different – all with your favourite people.

The festival is built on the kind of values which have cemented Lindisfarne Festival into the hearts and diaries of thousands of grown up good-time seekers across the North East and wider UK, we think it’s the perfect way to kick off the summer holidays – a big fun family camp out.

The festival will offer a diverse programme of music, circus and theatre performances across stages and tents filled with arts and well-being workshops including yoga, dance, bushcraft, meditation, circus and storytelling.

Little Lindi will be so much more than just family friendly – it’s going to be completely family focused and a brilliant way to introduce kids to the festival experience.

An intimate family camp festival, Little Lindi 2022 offers a picturesque weekend full of talented artists with well-being and arts workshops including yoga, dance, drumming, learn to DJ, bushcraft, raw food, break dance and meditation.

To find out more about the Little Lindi Family Festival and how to book tickets visit: https://littlelindi.lindisfarnefestival.com/

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Preparations are well underway for the Chester-le-Street Steam & Vintage Fair, which will be taking place at Lambton Park on the 9th and 10th July.

The event organisers are currently updating the main website, however exhibitor entry forms are available from: https://cls-steam.co.uk/

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The Lambton Run 3k and 10k runs will once again be taking place at Lambton Park on Sunday 26th June 2022.

Perfectly timed for those training towards the Great North Run in September, the 10k run is a rural undulating course which has proved popular with club and recreational runners alike.

Suitable for families and runners of all ages and abilities, the 3k Family Fun Run is perfect for younger participants.

Further information to be released in due course.

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We are delighted to announce that the Lambton Team Shoot will be taking place on 20th to 22nd May 2022, once again raising funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The Lambton Friday Shoot on 20th May starts at 9am with a cost of £450 per team of four (maximum 50 teams). The drives consist of 7 flushes of 100 targets. NOW FULLY BOOKED

The Lambton Team Shoots on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May start at 9am with a cost of £350 per team of four (maximum 80 teams per day). The drives consist of 7 flushes of 80 targets.

Any enquiries to: Bob Duff 0191 385 1736 or Ian Nairn 07889 218 571

To download your entry form please click here.

Completed entry forms must be returned to the Estate office via post or email and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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PLEASE NOTE: Following the extensive damage caused throughout the region by Storm Arwen, the permissive footpaths at Lambton Park will remain closed to both residents and visitors until further notice.

Estate staff and external contractors have been working hard since the Storm to clear the permissive routes of fallen trees and debris and this work is ongoing.

The permissive footpaths will remain closed until this work has been completed and the routes can safely be reopened.

Thank you in advance for your understanding, we will update you on the opening dates as soon as we are in a position to do so.

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St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham are holding a Rainbow Ramble at Lambton Park on Saturday 4th September 2021.

Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family friendly 5k route and get showered with all the colours of the rainbow at colour stations along the way. The 5k route is made up of two 2.5k laps so basically double the colour!

Don’t worry if you’re not a runner – the event isn’t timed so you’re not racing against anyone and there’s no time limit!

The course in the beautiful grounds of Lambton Park is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs and there’s no minimum or maximum age limit, so everyone can take part!

For ticket information and to book your place visit: https://www.stcuthbertshospice.com/2335/2/RainbowRamble

You will receive an official St Cuthbert’s Hospice t-shirt to wear on the day and a fundraising pack posted out to you and support to help you reach your fundraising goal including sponsorship forms and a lucky squares fundraising game!

Raising a little sponsorship while taking on the Rainbow Ramble will help to make a real difference.

£20 could help the hospice to provide an hour of nursing care.

£40 could allow a nurse to plan individualised care for a guest in the Living Well Centre.

£50 could help the Dementia Specialist Nurse to assess the needs and support someone living with dementia and their family.

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We are extremely disappointed to announce that the Lambton Team Shoot scheduled to take place on Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August 2021 has had to be cancelled once again.

For more information contact the Lambton Estate office on tel: 0191 385 2435

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Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the Car Boot Sale due to take place at Lambton Park on the 17th & 18th of July, in support of the Burnmoor Cricket Club Juniors Team, has had to be postponed.

We will advise of alternative arrangements for the event as soon as we are able.

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Plans are underway to once again hold the Chester-le-Street Steam & Vintage Fair at Lambton Park on the 10th and 11th of July 2021.

The event will provide two action-packed days full of unique attractions, perfect for the whole family. The organisers will be showcasing an exclusive range of exhibits including vintage cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, military vehicles, tractors, stationary engines and fairground rides.

For more information or to book tickets visit: cls-steam.co.uk/

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As part of their regional tour, Theatre Space North East will be performing Wild East by April de Angelis in the Walled Garden at Lambton Park on Wednesday 26th May at 7pm.

Frank’s got the interview; it’s his big break. He just has to convince two formidable women from the corporation and he’ll have his chance to get back to Russia. But somehow, history is working against them all. 

For more information or to book tickets visit: www.theatrespace.org.uk/events/wild-east/

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It is with regret that we have decided to again postpone the Lambton Team Clay Shoot. We are hoping to run the event in early August but a decision will be taken in April, once we have clarity in relation to how the COVID-19 restrictions are going to work going forwards.

For any questions or queries, please contact the Estate office on: enquiries@lambtonpark.com or tel: 0191 385 2435.

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The stunning metal gates, that historically guarded the main entrance to Lambton Castle, began their restoration journey last week, as they left Lambton Park to travel to Stroud in Gloucestershire, to the workshops of Coode Conservation Partnership, who are specialists in the conservation and restoration of historic metalwork. 

The refurbishment of the gates is just one of a number of projects ongoing behind the scenes at Lambton Park, funded in part by the redevelopment works taking place on part of the Estate. 

Following several days preparation by the skilled Coode team, the gates, piers and adjoining railings were carefully dismantled section by section over the course of the day.  Each piece was carefully numbered, before the permanent fixings, which had kept the piers and railing sections in place, were cut and the historic ironwork was then carefully lowered by cranes to the ground. 

Once on the ground, it gave Alex Coode and his team, the chance to get a closer look at the unique metalwork.  Alex, who established Coode Conservation Partnership stated “The skill and craftsmanship that has gone into creating these gates is second to none and it will be fascinating to see, once the restoration process is underway, how the original ironworkers created such technically challenging pieces”.

Alex and his team will be hoping that the restoration process will also reveal more information about the makers of the gates.  Kate Jennings commented “Initially the gates will be power washed down to remove the mildew and lichen that has built up over the years.  Then there will be a number of clues we will be looking out for, as we start the restoration, including the type of iron used, paint colour and any makers or rolling mill marks.  All this information will potentially help us to establish their provenance and hopefully a timeline for when they came to Lambton, as at present much about the gates remains a mystery”.

The gates, piers and railings, which are estimated to weigh over 4 tonnes, were then carefully packed onto low loaders for their overnight journey to Stroud.  The ironwork at ground level was then sealed with zinc paint to keep moisture out, as the intention is that once restored, the gates will be welded back onto their original fixings.

It is likely that the restoration could take up to six months and we will be receiving regular progress reports from the team at Coode Conservation Partnership, highlighting the techniques and processes they will be using to return these magnificent gates back to their former glory and hopefully resolve some long unanswered questions along the way. 

For more information on the restoration process follow @lambtonparkuk and @coodeconservation #lambtongatesrestoration

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Do you fancy taking part in a socially distanced running event at Lambton Park?

Taking place on Saturday 5th December and organised by Wild Deer Events, who arrange Road and Trail Running Races in the North-East of England, the event will have a choice of 2.5k, 5k and 10k races, over mixed terrain trails, paths, woods, fields and some brief time on the Estate roads.

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines the races will have staggered starts with 6 runners starting every couple of minutes. This may be subject to change depending on restrictions at the time.

Entries are open until 26th November so visit: http://bit.ly/WildDeer2020 to book your place.

Photograph David Bousfield Picture Perfect Photography

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Unfortunately, due to the ongoing restrictions associated with Covid-19, the Estate have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Lambton Team Shoot until 2021, rather than compromise an event which so many enjoy.

The 2021 Lambton Team Shoot will now take place on 13th to 16th May.

For those who had submitted entry forms for the 2020 event, you should have already received an email from the Estate.

If you have not yet requested a refund, your team entry fees can either be carried forward to the same specific day for 2021, or alternatively they can be returned to you.

Please contact the Estate office on: enquiries@lambtonpark.com or tel: 0191 385 2435.

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Well done to everyone who took part in the Foundation of Light Lambton Park Run on Sunday 30th June! Luckily the weather cooled down just in time and the run was a great success. The results are now available:http://bit.ly/Lambton10khttp://bit.ly/LambtonFunRun