A circuit of Doddington Moor

A short Northumberland walk that offers some great views south to the Cheviot Hills. Doddington Moor is home to a stone circle and many ancient cup and ring markings on stones spread across the area.

Technical sheet
No. 293226
A Doddington walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 04/08/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.02km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 118m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 117m
Highest point Highest point : 177m
Lowest point Lowest point : 59m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Doddington
Starting point Starting point : N 55.585351° / W 2.002781°
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Description

(D/A) Limited parking is available in Doddington and there is a space on the B6526 at grid ref. NT999324. After parking walk up the lane past the entrance to the golf club. After approximately one kilometre turn right off the track (grid ref. NU016334). The path is signed to Weetwoodhill. After 600 metres you reach a junction of fences and paths (grid ref. NU015327). Continue ahead passing Kitty's plantation on your left to reach the stone circle (grid ref. NU013306).

(1) Continue ahead to reach a gate (grid ref. NU012313). Do not pass through the gate, instead turn right and keeping the fence line on your immediate left continue to pass in front of Shepherd's House (grid ref. NU004316). Do not descend on the path going right and continue along the escarpment edge heading north-west. Stay on the path as it descends across the moor and continue into Doddington(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 59m
1 : km 3.74 - alt. 156m - Continue ahead
D/A : km 6.02 - alt. 60m

Useful Information

Doddington Moor offers an insight into Britain's Neolithic past with a well preserved stone circle complete with king stone and many cup and ring marking on stones scattered across the area. An Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer map is useful if you want to undertake a more detailed investigation of the various locations as they are all marked on the map.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 2/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 1/5
Routemap quality : 1/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Tue 20 Aug 2019 12:07:51 CEST

Global average : 2 / 5

Date of walk : 19/08/19
Description quality : Very disappointing
Routemap quality : Very disappointing
Walk interest : Good

The route description is vague and difficult to follow, particularly for the middle section

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