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distance 6.98km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holy Island - England

This Northumberland walk makes an anti-clockwise circuit of Holy Island. The route includes Lindisfarne Castle and some wild coastal walking. The island cannot be reached at high tide so careful advance planning is necessary to complete the walk.

distance 6.02km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -117m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Doddington - Northumberland

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.

Walking Yeavering Bell ( Download : )
Yeavering Bell
distance 5.7km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -296m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

Take an invigorating half day’s walk to the top of Yeavering Bell – The Hill of the Goats. The walk offers stunning views from the top and if you are lucky you may be able to spot some of the wild Cheviot goats along the way. The hilltop is very exposed to poor weather so please go prepared.

Walking Harthope Valley ( Download : )
distance 5.78km Vertical gain +154m Vertical drop -153m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Earle - Northumberland

A lovely family walk following the Harthope Burn before a moderate climb opens up the area, offering spectacular views to the top of the valley and the Cheviot Hills, as well as to the coast. The Harthope Valley is the starting point for many inspiring walks up onto the Cheviot Hills.

Embleton to Dunstanburgh Castle : A Circular Walk
distance 8.41km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -56m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Embleton - Northumberland

An easy circular walk to Dunstanburgh Castle from Embleton Village via the beach in Embleton Bay and returning on quiet farm roads. This walk has a little more interest than its companion walk from the ever popular Craster.

distance 10.32km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -423m Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A lovely walk to Hethpool Linn waterfall, on the College Burn, then a climb up Yeavering Bell (Hill of the Goats) with a chance to spot some wild Cheviot goats.

Walking Kirknewton Hillfort ( Download : )
distance 5.44km Vertical gain +148m Vertical drop -150m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A great way to see the spectacular remains of a 2,000-year-old Iron Age hillfort in breathtaking surroundings. A nice moderate walk where you can spot a Cheviot goat or two, then enjoy a pot of tea or pint of beer in Kirknewton having lapped up some significant ancient history.

Walking Hethpool Wild Goat ( Download : )
distance 3.98km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -60m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A lovely family walk to Hethpool Linn, a dramatic waterfall on the College Burn, returning along St Cuthbert’s Way - we can’t guarantee it, but a good vantage point to see the wild Cheviot goats.

Walking Hethas ( Download : )
distance 4.06km Vertical gain +213m Vertical drop -213m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

Enjoy a short walk to two of the hillforts in the College Valley. The climb up to Great Hetha is well worth the effort for the views into the Cheviots.

Walking College Valley ( Download : )
distance 7.66km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -119m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A great route that introduces the walker to the tranquil College Valley. Look out for the Wild Cheviot Goats on the hillside near Hethpool Mill.

distance 4.66km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -21m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A very short and easy amble along the shoreline to the dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle. For these reasons it is very popular.

distance 6.94km Vertical gain +24m Vertical drop -32m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A leisurely Northumberland walk that offers the chace to visit Holwick Hall (NT) and also explores a section of the North Sea Coast. The route follows a section of the Northumberland Coast Path.

Walking Reaveley Farm ( Download : )
distance 4.42km Vertical gain +17m Vertical drop -17m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Leisurely walk along quiet valley roads, suitable for less abled users/pushchairs, from Ingram along the River Breamish and past Reaveley Farm.

Walking Cochrane Pike ( Download : )
distance 6.84km Vertical gain +227m Vertical drop -221m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Take an invigorating walk to Cochrane Pike to see some spectacular views. This walk takes you through moorland sheep country surrounded by the sounds of the curlew, oyster catcher, skylark and meadow pipit. You may see buzzard or kestrel, or the recently-arrived red kite in the skies, and the heron in the river valley.

distance 5.15km Vertical gain +119m Vertical drop -115m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Take time out to see Linhope Spout, a 60 foot (18m) chute of water, which lands in a plunge pool 6ft (2m) wide and 16ft (5m) deep.

Walking The Shepherds Cairn ( Download : )
distance 9.81km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -255m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alnham - Northumberland

The Shepherds Cairn is a memorial to two shepherds who lost their lives in the winter of 1962. They were found just half a mile from their remote home at Ewartly Shank. Because of this event the National Park Voluntary Rangers set up the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - a volunteer organisation that turns out in all weather to help save lives.

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