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distance 4.34mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft 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 3.74mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -384ft 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 3.54mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -971ft 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 3.59mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -502ft 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 5.23mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft 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 6.41mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1388ft 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 3.38mi Vertical gain +486ft Vertical drop -492ft 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 2.47mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -197ft 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 2.52mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -699ft 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 4.76mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -390ft 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 2.9mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -69ft 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 4.31mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -105ft 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 2.74mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -56ft 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 4.25mi Vertical gain +745ft Vertical drop -725ft 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 3.2mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -377ft 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 6.1mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -837ft 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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