Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Department for Spirituality

Prayer Walks around the Diocese – Ashington – Woodhorn and Queen Elizabeth Park

Kathryn Turner writes:

"This walk is a mixture of a visit to the Woodhorn Museum and a walk which offers an opportunity to reflect on the industrial heritage of our diocese and the beautiful countryside in which it is set."

  • Google Map
  • Allow 1 – 2 hours
  • Level walking throughout, mainly accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • More information on getting to Woodhorn and details of opening times here:
  • As you make your visit, you might like to use words from Ecclesiastes as a recurring theme as you go around.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8


Walk – Woodhorn and Queen Elizabeth Park