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 Northumberland Walks

Northumberland walks tend to be peaceful affairs because Northumberland is the least densely populated county in England. About a quarter of it comprises the Northumberland National Park. Many parts of this are remote with few roads. This means some parts are relatively difficult to get to.

About a quarter of the Northumberland National Park is forested but most of this is plantation and little is broadleafed woodland.

There is plenty of wildlife to lookout for including the curlew which is the Park emblem, rare black grouse and red squirrels.

Much of the National Park is made up of bleak heather moorland but this has a "wide open spaces" beauty of its own. It also means there is a fair amount of peat which can make walking a wet affair after/during wet weather and gaiters will make the experiance more pleasant.

One only has to looks at the Ordnance Survey map to notice the vast quantity of antiquities marked, from Iron Age hill forts and Roman remains to castles and "bastles" which are fortified farmhouses - some ruined but some still occupied. The proximity to Scotland and the raids by the Border Reivers made fortifications necessary. On the southern boundary of the Northumberland National Park is Hadrians Wall.

The Cheviot Hills are perhaps the area most famous for walking in Northumberland and the Pennine Way runs along them. The Cheviot itself is the highest point at 2674 ft (815 m).

Scroll down to see Northumberland walks.

Northumberland Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2 miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Fontburn Reservoir  
Simonside Hills  
The Cheviot Walk  
Maps used on these walks:

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All information on this site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.