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Northumberland County Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Northumberland County walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Northumberland walks listed below allow you to explore this scenically varied area. Highlights include the bracing coast including Lindisfarne, and the wild moors and hills of Cheviots. Many of the walks also allow you to explore castles and other historic buildings, interesting villages, and small bustling harbours. All the walks are free to download and print, and all routes have GPS files.

2153Housey Crags from Langleefordeasy/mod2.00
1805An introduction to the Breamish Valleyeasy2.00
3404Hadrian's Wall - Cawfields to Steel Riggeasy/mod3.50
2815Pennypie and Blanchland from Baybridgeeasy/mod3.75
2677Circuit of Doddington Moor easy3.80
2738Budle Bay from Bamburgheasy4.00
1314Great Hetha and Elsdon Burn from Hethpooleasy/mod4.00
2163Darden Pike & Darden Lougheasy/mod4.20
3344Holy Island & Lindisfarne Castle Circular easy4.30
2152Hartshope Linn (waterfall) from Langleefordeasy4.40
3242Holy Island - Lindisfarne Castle & Emmanuel Headeasy4.40
1199Dunstanburgh Castle from Crastereasy4.50
3335Howick & Cullernose Point from Crastereasy4.50
1202The Simonside Hills near Rothburyeasy4.50
2148Simonside Circulareasy/mod4.70
3343Hadrian's Wall, Walltown Crags & Aesicaeasy/mod5.00
2671Hotbank Crags & Housesteads from Vindolanda easy5.30
3353The Roman Camp at Chew Green easy/mod5.80
2169Chew Green & Upper Coquet Valleyeasy/mod5.80
1942Watson's Pike & Hexhamshire Commoneasy/mod6.00
3646Hethpool, Sutherland Bridge & Great Hethamoderate6.00
3722Buckshott Fell & Sikehead Mines from Blanchlandeasy/mod6.50
1987Allendale Town Circulareasy/mod6.60
1786Hadrian's Wall & Simonburn circulareasy/mod6.80
2337Greenlee Lough and Steel Riggeasy/mod7.50
3522Bamburgh Castle circular easy/mod7.50
1200★☩Windy Gyle from Coquet Valleymoderate7.50
1677Peel Crags & Winshield Crags from Vindolandaeasy/mod7.80
2251Yearning Saddle & Brownhart Lawmoderate7.80
2095Simonside Hills & Rothburymoderate7.90
2397Beadnell to Crastereasy/mod7.90
3315Warlaw Pike & Birkside Fell from Blanchlandmoderate8.00
1198Hadrian's Wall & Steel Riggmoderate8.00
1764★☩The Cheviot from Langleefordmod/hard8.20
3739Elsdonburn & Trowupburn from Hethpoolmoderate8.20
1763★☩Mozie Law & Windy Gyle from Coquet Valleymoderate8.20
3331Cragend & Crow Crags from Housesteads easy/mod8.40
1765★☩Comb Fell & Hedgehope Hill from Langleefordmod/hard8.90
2299★☩The Cheviot from College Valleymoderate9.00
2282Bewick Moor from Eglinghammoderate9.10
3085The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwintonmoderate9.50
3644★☩Blackhaggs Rigg & Great Hetha from Hethpoolmoderate9.60
1776★☩The Cheviot & Auchope Cairn from Langleefordmod/hard10.00
1766★☩Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge from Hartsidemod/hard12.50
1477Bellingham to Kiln Rigg by Pennine Way Circularmoderate14.25
1478Ladyhill to Bellingham circularmoderate16.00
2803Hadrian's Wall and Haughton Common from Brocolitia Forthard20.00

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Northumberland County Guide

Northumberland is a county of contrasts. The North Sea coast offers some excellent walking and includes the island of Lindisfarne. Inland, there is some glorious countryside with the hills and moors of the Cheviots as an ever present backdrop. Historic houses, castles and villages provide added interest to many walks.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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