Dipton Burn

Pleasant wooded walking in our local valley.

Technical sheet
No. 18140251
A Hexhamshire walk posted on 31/12/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 04/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 3.14km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 53m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 53m
Highest point Highest point : 177m
Lowest point Lowest point : 123m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Hexhamshire
Starting point Starting point : N 54.943682° / W 2.111612°
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(D/A) Park without blocking the gate opposite the Dipton Mill Inn and walk over the bridge, crossing the Dipton Burn toward Dipton Mill Cottage. Opposite the cottage, turn left onto a footpath marked ‘West Dipton Wood’.

(1) After 400m, take the right fork at a fallen birch tree and cross a small stream at a stile with yellow tape. Continue along a woodland path and cross a small muddy ditch. Climb steps (muddy and slippery when wet).

The path forks but converges again after 80m, so follow either fork. Continue on the path just above the stream on your left and go through an open fence into a meadow.

At the end of the meadow, pass through a gate and follow the path back into the wood. Continue for 300m, passing along an old fence and a remnant of moss-covered wall.

At a fork, follow the upper path to the right, crossing a steep-sided gully and stream. Continue to a footbridge.

(2) Cross the footbridge and follow a stony bridleway uphill. Continue as the path opens out into wooded sheep meadows and on to a crossroads with a black barn.

Turn left at the crossroads down the lane towards a large silver-clad barn and farm buildings. Carry on beyond the farm and continue to pass Shield Green Nurseries on your right. Continue downhill and around an S-bend then along the lane to arrive back at the Dipton Mill Inn. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 124m - Dipton Mill Inn
1 : km 0.31 - alt. 127m - Small stream - Woodland
2 : km 1.58 - alt. 164m - Shield Green Nurseries
D/A : km 3.14 - alt. 124m - Dipton Mill Inn

Useful Information

A relatively easy walk, though some narrow paths in woodland, muddy and wet after rain and unsuitable for wheelchairs. The woods contain many woodland bird species including Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Dipper and Grey Wagtail can be seen along the burn.

The public footpath that continues from this route along West Dipton Burn to Queen’s Cave is difficult to follow, but the cave can be more easily reached via an unofficial path north of the burn as an extension of this route. Ask at the pub for detailed directions.

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The Dipton Mill Inn
Dipton Mill Road,
Hexham NE46 1YA
Tel 01434 606 577
Email inn@diptonmill.co.uk
Web www.diptonmill.co.uk

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During the walk or to do/see around

Home of the Hexhamshire Brewery, the Dipton Mill is a cosy, welcoming country pub with real fires, real ales and a real warm welcome. What could better than sipping a pint of ale in our wood-paneled, low-ceilinged, cosy inn or enjoying the sunshine in our sunken garden area complete with mill stream?
Please observe the countryside code and park with care.

Hexham Old Gaol is the oldest purpose-built prison in England, and now houses a museum.

There has been a church on the site of Hexham Abbey since the 7th century – a cathedra, or throne, survives from the original church. Other treasures include a Saxon crypt, and the gravestone of Flavinus, a Roman standard-bearer, showing the cavalry officer riding over the prone and naked figure of a local barbarian.

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