GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Northumberland National Park Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Bellingham3 miles (4.8 km)The village of Bellingham is located in an attractive area of the Northumberland National Park. There's nice riverside trails along the River North Tyne which runs right through the village. You can also pick up the Pennine Way long distance trail or pay a visit to the Hareshaw Linn waterfall, just to the north of the village. View Full Details>>
Catcleugh Reservoir6 miles (9.5 km)This walk takes you along Catcleugh Reservoir before climbing to Girdle Fell for great views over the Northumberland National Park. View Full Details>>
Craster to Seahouses10 miles (16 km)This walk follows a lovely section of the Northumberland coast from Craster to Seahouses. Along the way you'll pass lovely beaches, attractive sand dunes, a dramatic coastal castle and a nature reserve with excellent wildlife spotting opportunities. The route runs for about 10 miles, following a reasonably flat section of the long distance St Oswald's Way. As such there is scope for extending the walk if you have time. View Full Details>>
Greenlee Lough7 miles (11 km)This walk visits the pretty Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve from Hadrian's Wall. The reserve is one of the most significant wetland sites in the UK. It includes a variety of habitats including woodland, bog and grassland. The reserve can be reached by following footpaths from Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall. It's about a 3.5 mile walk from the wall with some moderate climbs along the way. View Full Details>>
Hareshaw Linn3 miles (5 km)This walk takes you to the beautiful Hareshaw Linn waterfall in the Northumberland National Park. The walk begins in the village of Bellingham and follows footpaths through ancient woodland and over six bridges to the 9 metre high waterfall. On the way you will pass a series of smaller waterfalls. Look out for red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, wood warblers, badgers and bats on the way. View Full Details>>
Hedgehope Hill6 miles (9 km)Climb to the 714 metres (2,343ft) summit of Hedgehope Hill in the Cheviots on this challenging circular walk. The walk begins at the parking area at Langleeford by the Harthope Burn. You then ascend towards Housey Crags and Long Crags and onto the summit where there are fabulous views towards the coast and Lindisfarne Castle. You can descend the same way or head towards Harthope Linn waterfall where you can follow the Harthope Burn back to Langleeford. View Full Details>>
Housesteads4 miles (6.5 km)Visit the fascinating Housesteads Roman Fort on this circular walk around Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park. The fort dates from AD 124 and includes a barracks block, hospital, Commander's House, granaries and communal toilets which are all still visible today. View Full Details>>
Humbleton Hill5 miles (8.1 km)Enjoy a walk to Humbleton Hill from Wooler and take in the great views over the Cheviot Hills. View Full Details>>
Ingram Valley14 miles (22 km)This walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park. You'll pass along rivers and burns with miles of open moorland and the Cheviot Hills making a splendid backdrop. View Full Details>>
Kielder Forest Lakeside Way22 miles (35 km)This fantastic circular cycling and walking route takes you around the beautiful Kielder Water in Kielder Forest Park, Northumberland. The route is known as the Lakeside Way and follows the shoreline of the reservoir on a lovely multi-user track. Along the way you can see twenty pieces of outdoor public art including the futuristic Belvedere shelter and the three large rotating Janus Chairs. There's excellent wildlife spotting opportunities with Ospreys regularly seen around the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Linhope Spout3 miles (5 km)This short walk takes you to this lovely waterfall in the Ingram Valley. The walk starts at Hartside where there is parking available by the roadside. You then follow a country lane to Linhope where you cross the River Breamish. You then ascend to the waterfall and Linhope burn on footpaths. The waterfall is an impressive 60 foot (18m) chute of water landing into a deep plunge pool below. On the walk there are splendid views of Great Standrop and Hedgehope Hill. Look out for Curlew and red squirrels on the way. View Full Details>>
Rothbury8 miles (12.8 km)Rothbury is located in the Northumberland National Park on the edge of the Simonside Hills. There's lovely walks through Coquetdale into the surrounding hills and the wonderful Cragside to visit. As such the town is a popular base for walkers looking to explore this scenic area. View Full Details>>
Simonside Hills7 miles (11 km)The Simonside Hills are a fabulous place for walkers with miles of footpaths taking you through woodland and moorland to wonderful viewpoints. You'll pass interesting rock formations, rocky outcrops and acres of forest as you make your way through this wildly beautiful area of the Northumberland National Park. View Full Details>>
St Cuthberts Cave2 miles (3.4 km)This walk visits an interestingSandstone cave near Belford in Northumberland. The monks of Lindisfarne reputedly brought St. Cuthbert's body to the site in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island. They sheltered in the caves before travelling the old kingdom of Northumberland for a number of years before finally settling at Durham. The bones are now enshrined in Durham Cathedral behind the main altar. View Full Details>>
Sycamore Gap3 miles (5.5 km)Sycamore Gap was voted England's tree of the year in 2016. It stands in a dramatic dip next to Hadrian's wall in the Northumberland National Park. The tree is known as the 'Robin Hood' tree after famously featuring in the film 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' starring Kevin Costner. This circular walk makes use of the Hadrian's Wall Path and the Pennine Way to take you to the iconic tree and around the pretty Crag Lough. View Full Details>>
The Cheviot9 miles (14 km)This circular walk climbs to the 815m (2,674ft) summit of the highest hill in the Cheviot hills. The walk begins at the parking area at Langleeford by the Harthope Burn. The route then ascends along public footpaths and with the burn on your left. You continue to Cairn Hill passing the pretty Harthope Linn waterfall on the way. At Cairn Hill you pick up the Pennine Way to take you to the summit. This section takes place on stone slabs through an area of peat bog. At the summit you can enjoy excellent views of the North Sea, the Lake District Fells, Cross Fell and the Lammermuir Hills. You then descend back to Langleeford via Scald Hill. View Full Details>>
Usway Burn14 miles (22 km)Enjoy some lovely waterside walking along the Usway Burn and the River Coquet on this route in the Northumberland National Park View Full Details>>
Walltown Crags4 miles (6 km)Visit one of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wallon this short walk in Northumberland View Full Details>>
Windy Gyle10 miles (16 km)Climb to the summit of this hill in the Cheviots and enjoy fabulous views into Scotland and England as you stand high on the border. View Full Details>>
Wooler Common4 miles (6 km)Explore this attractive area of woodland and common land on this walk in the Northumberland National Park. It's a very peaceful area with lovely views of the Cheviot Hills, two pretty ponds and an easy access trail to try. View Full Details>>
Yeavering Bell3 miles (5 km)Climb to the summit of this hilll in the Cheviots and visit the largest Iron Age hillfort in the region View Full Details>>

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