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Northumberland Walk
An introduction to the Breamish Valley

Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km    Ascent - 495 feet / 150 metres

Time - 1 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

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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 Hartsidemod/hard12.5 miles
Walk 1764 The Cheviot from Langleefordmod/hard8.2 miles
Walk 1765 Comb Fell & Hedgehope Hill from Langleefordmod/hard8.9 miles
Walk 1776 The Cheviot & Auchope Cairn from Langleefordmod/hard10.0 miles
Walk 3085 The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwinton moderate9.5 miles

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