52 easy-to-follow circular walks in Northumberland

Fifty-two easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Northumberland of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Fifty-two easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Northumberland of all grades in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk n103 Emmanuel Head on Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

One of the centres of the ancient Christian world

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:180ft (55m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n164 St Cuthbert's Way, Wooler Common and Woodland Park from Wooler

Easy walk to a delightful pool

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.25mls (5km)
Ascent:525ft (160m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n123 Blawearie and Tick Law from Old Bewick

An easy walk on the wild side

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:499ft (152m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n138 Lesbury from Alnmouth

Fairly level coastal walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:387ft (118m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n168 Cullernose Point from Craster

Stunning coastal walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:37ft (113m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n116 Dunstanburgh Castle from Craster

Stunning coast and castle walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:430ft (131m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n156 The Milfield Plain and St Cuthbert's Bridge from Wooler

Level field walk across the Milfield Plain

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5mls (10.5km)
Ascent:240ft (73m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n126 Wooler Common and Carey Burn from Careyburn Bridge

Superb gorge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75mls (6km)
Ascent:700ft (213m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n216 Happy Valley from Careyburn Bridge

Extensive views followed by a river side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:781ft (238m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n127 Budle Point from Bamburgh

Superb coastal walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:512ft (156m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n131 Alwindale and Clennell St from Alwinton

Easy walk to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:735ft (225m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n104 Drake Stone from Harbottle

Delightful walk with views and woodland

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.75km)
Ascent:732ft (223m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n134 The Devil's Lapful from Kielder

Easy walk in the Kielder Forest

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:801ft (244m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n181 Dod Law from Doddington Bridge

Fine views of The Cheviot Hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:620ft (189m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n112 Humbleton Hill and Wooler Common and Woodland Park from Wooler

Steep but short climb to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75mls (7.5km)
Ascent:985ft (300m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n141 Ring Chesters from Hethpool

Lovely walk to an ancient hilltop fort

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:1,021ft (311m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n183 Budle Bay from Bamburgh

Fine views across Lindisfarne Nature Reserve

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:650ft (198m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk n115 Rothbury Terrace from Rothbury

A short ascent to extensive views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,119ft (341m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n159 Ros Castle (Ross Castle) from Hepburn Wood

Good views of Lindisfarne and The Cheviots

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,037ft (316m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n139 Grey Nag from Gilderdale Bridge

Easy walk on wild quiet moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,325ft (404m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n146 Wooler Common and Happy Valley (Low Level Route) from Wooler

Lovely Happy Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5mls (10.5km)
Ascent:1,043ft (318m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n143 Humbleton Hill and The St Cuthbert's Way from Wooler

Steep but short climb to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75mls (9km)
Ascent:1,214ft (370m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n142 Hadrian's Wall from Cawfield Quarry to Steel Rigg

The highest point of Hadrian's Wall

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (9km)
Ascent:1,138ft (347m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n110 The St Cuthbert's Way and Eccles Cairn from Hethpool

Superb Northumberland Views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,165ft (355m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n122 The South Tyne from Haltwhistle

Gentle farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:804ft (245m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n152 Dunstan from Craster

Level walk along the Northumberland coast

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:601ft (183m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n178 Ceteran Hill and Bewick Moor from Eglingham

Wild moorland walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:988ft (301m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n135 Weetwood Moor, Dod Law and Doddington from Wooler

Fine views of The Cheviot Hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5mls (13.5km)
Ascent:1,093ft (333m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n193 Kielder Water from Hawkhope

A delightful walk in forest & by lake shore.

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:945ft (288m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n136 Long Crags from Thrunton Wood

Good views of the Cheviots

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,250ft (381m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n158 Ring Chesters, Eccles Cairn and The Border from Hethpool

Superb Northumberland Views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5mls (12km)
Ascent:1,316ft (401m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n100 Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda from Housesteads

The Wall section is surprisingly strenuous

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,460ft (445m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n109 Windy Gyle from Rowhope Bridge

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,753ft (534m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n101 The Cheviot from Harthope Burn Valley

Up and down Northumberland's biggest

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:2,022ft (616m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n107 Wooler Common and Happy Valley (High Level Route) from Wooler

Fine views down into Happy Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5mls (12km)
Ascent:1,257ft (383m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n196 Ring Chesters, Eccles Cairn and Trowupburn from Hethpool

Superb Northumberland views and ancient forts

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25mls (13km)
Ascent:1,483ft (452m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n106 Killhope Law and Middlehope Moor from Allenheads

Good views though the terrain can be rough

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,378ft (420m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n130 Simonside from Rothbury

Fine views & a forest walk - a perfect day out

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,378ft (420m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n170 Weetwood Moor, Dod Law, Doddington and The River Glen from Wooler

Fine views of The Cheviot Hills

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25mls (16.5km)
Ascent:1,182ft (360m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n114 Grey Nag and Black Fell (Haresceugh Fell) from Gilderdale Bridge

Wild quiet moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,628ft (496m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n145 Little Dodd and Breamish Valley from Alnham

Easy walking on ancient trackways

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,837ft (560m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n128 Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:2,009ft (612m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n119 The Cheviot and Cairn Hill from Harthope Burn Velley

Circular walk up Northumberlands highest

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,114ft (644m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n204 Commonburn House from Wooler

Fine wild walk in the Cheviot foothills

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.75ml (17km)
Ascent:1,746ft (532m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n151 Killhope Law and Carrshield Moor from Allenheads

Rough terrain and wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75ml (20.5km)
Ascent:1,759ft (536m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n157 Swineside Law and Windy Gyle from Wedder Leap, Barrowburn

Wild walking on the Scotland/England border

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:2,311ft (704m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n172 Usway Burn and Clennel St from Alwinton

Isolated valley walking with gentle climbs

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:1,673ft (510m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk n111 The Cheviot and Cold Law from Harthope Burn Valley

Fabulous views of the Northumberland coast

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:2,614ft (797m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk n132 The Cheviot, Comb Fell and Hedgehope Hill from Harthope Burn Valley

Fabulous high level walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15.5km)
Ascent:2,800ft (853m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk n200 The Schil from Hethpool

Superb High Level Northumberland Mountain Walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:2,665ft (812m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

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NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



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