The Roman Camp at Chew Green
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Walk Route Description
The Cheviot hills are amongst the wildest parts of England with only limited access by road to this part of the Northumberland National Park. This walk includes the Roman Camp at Chew Green and the Roman Signal Station a short distance to the north. The start is the small car park at Chew Green (grid ref. NT794085) at the head of Upper Coquetdale. The journey into the start provides a taste of the scenery to be enjoyed during the walk. From Rothbury take the B6341 through Thropton and after 2 miles take the minor road to Alwinton. From here follow the 'no through road' up Upper Coquetdale for just over 10 miles to Chew Green.
After parking walk west towards the Roman Camp at Chew Green to pick up the Pennine Way at grid ref. NT791084. Turn right onto the Pennine Way with the remains of the Roman Camp on your left. Continue north following the Pennine Way until your reach the border fence (grid ref. NT790095). A short diversion across the fence into Scotland will allow you explore the remains of the old Roman Signal Station which occupies a position with a wide ranging view across the border into Scotland.
Leave the Pennine Way at this point and take the path initially heading NE but soon swinging ENE to the Dodd. In approximately 600 metres from the border fence you join a bridleway heading towards Deel's Hill. The onward route follows a similar heading and descends across wild country to the road Buckham's Bridge (grid ref. NT824107). Turn right along the road back to Chew green and the parking area.
Other walks nearby
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 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 3296 Grubbit Law & Hownam Law from Morebattle - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1766 Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge from Hartside - mod/hard - 12.5 miles/20.3 km
Walk 1201 Black Hag from Kirk Yetholm - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 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
Recommended Books & eBooks
The Pennine Way
Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail with OS map booklet. The 265 mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm takes three weeks to walk and is suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers. The route crosses the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines National Parks. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.
Pennine Way Map Booklet
Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete.
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.