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Hethpool, Sutherland Bridge & Great Hetha

Nat Park - Northumberland

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference NT894281
Lat 55.546489 // Long -2.16955
Postcode NE71 6TW (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This circular walk from Hethpool in Northumberland explores the College Valley upstream to Sutherland Bridge where the route turns north to reach the remote farm at Trowupburn. From here the walk ascends Great Hetha with its Iron Age hillfort. Throughout the walk there are many outstanding views of the Cheviot Hills including the Cheviot, the highest mountain in the Northumberland National Park.

GPS Files - Notes

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Other walks nearby

Walk 1314 College Valley, Hethpool, Great Hetha and Elsdon Burn - easy/mod - 4.0 miles/6.5 km

Walk 3644 Blackhaggs Rigg & Great Hetha from Hethpool - moderate - 9.6 miles/15.6 km

Walk 3739 Elsdonburn & Trowupburn from Hethpool - moderate - 8.2 miles/13.3 km

Walk 2299 The Cheviot from College Valley - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 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

Walk 2677 A circuit of Doddington Moor - easy - 3.8 miles/6.2 km

Walk 3296 Grubbit Law & Hownam Law from Morebattle - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

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