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Housey Crags from Langleeford

Northumberland Walk

Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km    Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Time - 1 hours 40 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Housey Crags from Langleeford
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Although short, this linear walk from Langleeford offers spectacular views across the highest summits in the Northumberland National Park. The highest hill, the Cheviot, lies just across the Harthope Burn valley and is connected to other summits along the ridge. The route climbs steadily up the hillside to visit two volcanic outcrops of Housey Crags and nearby Long Crags. This walk can easily be extended by including Walk 2152 - Harthope Linn (waterfall).

The route starts from a small grassy roadside parking area on the road from Wooler into the Harthope Burn valley about 600 metres before Langleeford Farm (grid ref. NT953225). After parking take the path south (with adjacent fingerpost) beside a stone wall on your right. Cross the Harthope Burn and start the steady climb up the northern flank of Hedgehope Hill. The two objectives of the walk, Housey Crags and Long Crags, are both in view ahead. The permissive path makes a beeline for Housey Crags with the view improving as height is gained.

Clambering to the top of Housey Crags, you look down one the Harthope Burn valley. On the far side of the valley, New Burn and Hawsen Burn drain the slopes of Blackseat Hill diagonally from left to right below the peak of Broadhope Hill. After enjoying the view continue up the path to Long Crags from where you can enjoy a similar view. After enjoying the view retrace your steps back to the start.

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