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The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwinton
Introduction to Walk 3085

Photo from the walk - The Dodd & Wether Cairn from Alwinton

Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Grade - moderate

The hills in the southern part of the Northumberland National Park offer some fine walking. This route starts from the small village of Alwinton and follows paths, tracks and quiet country lanes for the most part. However some sections are pathless and a good sense of direction is necessary. The walk is best avoided if low cloud is covering the hills. Also do be prepared for some boggy areas especially after rain. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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