An introduction to the Breamish Valley
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Walk Route Description
This very short walk is included to encourage you to explore the Northumberland National Park. It is an ideal brief excursion for those heading north or south along the A697 from Newcastle to Coldstream.
To reach the start leave the A697 on the road signed Ingram. Continue past the entrance to the National Park Visitor Centre and continue through the village. After about a mile there is a parking area with toilets on your right (grid ref. NU007163).
After parking cross the road and follow the track and path to the summit of Brough Law. The summit, a site of an ancient fort, is soon reached and provides excellent views in all directions. Of particular note is the view north-west to the Cheviot (the highest mountain in the area) although the valley and its immediate surroundings offer much of visual interest.
All that remains is to retrace your steps to the parking area although a competent walker equipped with an appropriate map will be able to extend the walk to suite their needs.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1766 Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge from Hartside - mod/hard - 12.5 miles/20.3 km
Walk 1764 The Cheviot from Langleeford - mod/hard - 8.2 miles/13.3 km
Walk 1765 Comb Fell & Hedgehope Hill from Langleeford - mod/hard - 8.9 miles/14.5 km
Walk 1776 The Cheviot & Auchope Cairn from Langleeford - mod/hard - 10.0 miles/16.3 km
Walk 3085 The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwinton - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km
Walk 2299 The Cheviot from College Valley - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 1200 Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 1763 Mozie Law & Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley - moderate - 8.2 miles/13.3 km
Walk 2677 A circuit of Doddington Moor - easy - 3.8 miles/6.2 km
Walk 1314 College Valley, Hethpool, Great Hetha and Elsdon Burn - easy/mod - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking in Northumberland
This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 36 day walks in Northumberland including the Cheviot Hills. The terrain varies from wild walks and craggy ascents to gentle riverside strolls. Each route ranges from 4 to 16 miles in length and there is the opportunity to link several walks together to create longer treks.
Hadrian's Wall Path
Hadrians Wall Path guidebook to walk the 84 mile National Trail. Described in both directions, the main description is west to east between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend, Newcastle, with extensions to Maryport and South Shields. With extensive historical information related to this World Heritage site and separate 1:25,000 OS map booklet included.
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.