walking in northumbria

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highest point The Cheviot 815 metres / 2674 feet

Walking in Northumberland is very diverse ranging from a low level coastal path The Coast Path Northumbria, the undulating Hadrian's Wall National Trail, the vastness of the Keilder Forest and its many walking routes, the Simonside Hills and the Cheviot Hills bordering Scotland and the final legs of the Pennine Way National Trail.

Simonside Hills

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wide open Northumbria from the Pennine Way 

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There is great beauty to be found walking in Northumbria and it quite rightly has a National Park within its boundaries. One of the great attractions is that there are so few people so when out walking you can truely be alone.

The st cuthbert's way crosses north Northumbria to Lindisfarne and the st oswald's way leaves Lindisfarne to head for Hadrian's Wall.

The Coast Path Northumbria is part of a much larger project The North Sea Trail that follows the coast of all the countries that border the North Sea.

Lindisfarne Causeway 

Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs through the south of the county providing a coast to coast walking challenge.

 Hadrian's Wall

Footsteps walking the beauty of Northumberland 

Footsteps in Northumberland provide guided walking programmes across Northumberland. Our senior editor Andy Shipley spent a very pleasant day with Patrick Norris from Footsteps on the Simonside Hills at the end of February 2012.


Spirit buses  is a new LOCAL bus company based in Northumberland providing sustainable services from Rothbury and Coquetdale to the urban centres of Alnwick and Morpeth with connections to and from Alnmouth Station on the East Coast Mainline


Best Walks in Northumberland