North of the Tyne - 26 Walks in Northumberland

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For directions and OS Map references see individual "Walk" Pages.

The walks are downloadable as "MSword" docs

Allen Banks
5.5 miles
A beautiful riverside walk. A jewel in southern Northumberland
Belford/St.Cuthbert's
7.5 miles
Circular walk. Swinhoe Farm, St Cuthbert's cave, Swinhoe Farm, Westhall, Belford.
Blanchland 1
5 miles
Circular - Shildon, Pennypie House, Carrier's Way, Birkside Fell, Cote House Farm
Blanchland 2
7 miles
Circular - Cote House Farm, Birkside Fell, Carrier's Way, Newbiggin, Baybridge.
Blawearie
4 miles
Moorland tracks, visiting abandoned homestead and a large hill fort
Cheviot
8.1 miles
Circular - Langleeford via Harthope Burn
Craster to Newton
6.5 miles
First class coastal walk taking in Dunstanburgh Castle & Embleton Beach.
Ellingham
6 Miles
Circ -Countryside paths, Green Lane, quiet country roads. via Newham & Chathill
Etal - River Till
7 miles
Circular - From Etal Castle along the Till riverbank north to Tiptoe farm and return
Hadrian's Wall Walk 1
7.5 miles
Circular walk. Once Brewed-Housesteads-Crindledykes-Vindolanda
Hadrian's Wall Walk 2
6.2 miles
Circular walk.- Once Brewed-Windshields Crags-Cawfield-HallpeatMoss
Hepburn Woods 1
3.5 miles
Circular - Woodland walk, out onto the moor then visiting Iron Age Fort
Hepburn Woods 2
4.5 miles
Circular - Woodland and moorland, visiting Iron Age Fort and Ros Hill
Holy Island
3.7 miles
A lovely simple walk with great views. Lots of local interest
Holystone Woods
5.5 miles
Circular - Woodland walk visiting Dove Crag & Lady's Well
Hulne Park, Alnwick
7.5miles
Very popular park walk, mostly on metalled road.
Newburn-Wylam
5.5 miles
Along the Tyne riverside. Quite the most simple walk, no climbing
Rothbury Terrace
5 miles
Circular - A climb out of Rothbury followed by a pleasant walk with great views
Shaftoe Crags
2 miles
Circular - An enjoyable stroll visiting some interesting crags & features
Thirwall Walk
5.5 miles
Circular - along part of the Hadrians Wall line to Gilsland
Thrunton Woods 1
7.5 miles
Circular - Woodland walk, great views visiting Coe Crags - some steep climbs
Thrunton Woods 2
6.5 miles
Circular - Woodland walk, visiting Old Callaly Castle- some steep climbs
Wall - Chollerton
5.5 miles
Circular - Views of the Tyne and North Tyne Valleys
Wark - Redesmouth
10 miles
Circular - North Tyne Riverside and Moorland walk via Redesmouth, Buteland & Birtley
Warkworth beach
2 miles
Coquet estuary & beach
West Woodburn
7 miles
Circular - Quiet country lanes and paths, beautiful views. Rede and Lisles Burn valleys
Yeavering Bell
5 miles
Steeped in the history of Northumberland - Iron age fort near Wooler
LAKES
Bowfell
8 miles
The Band, Three Tarns, Bowfell, Ore Gap, Esk Pike, Esk Hause, Angle Tarn, Rossett Gill.
Scafell Pike
6.5 miles
Seathwaite, Stockley bridge, Styhead Tarn, The Corridor, Scafell pike, Ill Crag, Broad crag. Esk hause, Grains.
This sign against a walk indicates there is a restriction on dogs or that I consider the walk unsuitable.

There is a permanent ban on dogs entering Hulne ParK, Alnwick. Dogs are OK on the Hadrian's Wall walks but I take a circular route back through farmland. The Blanchland walks went through land where there were seasonal restrictions to protect nesting birds.

For consideration, when using the countryside

This selection of walks in Northumberland follow recognised public rights of way or permissive paths and should be easy for most people to negotiate: but please remember that wet and winter weather can make paths muddy in places and the summer months produce fresh growth of vegetation - so wear suitable clothing and footwear.

If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the Local or National Park authority responsible for the area.

Relationships between local farmers and those who use the footpaths are generally very good and there is no reason why they should not remain so given reasonable attitudes and understanding. Remember that the countryside is the farmers' livelihood, so please observe the Country Code : keep to the paths; close gates after you ; and take care not to cause damage, or leave litter; keep your dog under control; and leave all wild flowers for others to enjoy.

Taken from: Country Walks in East Tynedale by Philip R. B. Brooks (1978)

Dogs in the countryside :-

On Rights of Way - Dogs must be kept under close control, preferably on a short lead.

On Access Land - 1) Keep your dog on a short lead from 1 March to 31 July this to protect ground nesting birds from disturbance

2) Local restrictions may include a ban on dogs.

3) Note that restrictions do not apply to Guide/Hearing dogs, or if you are using a public right of way

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