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distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +79ft Vertical drop -105ft duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A leisurely Northumberland walk that offers the chace to visit Holwick Hall (NT) and also explores a section of the North Sea Coast. The route follows a section of the Northumberland Coast Path.

Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley
distance 7.21mi Vertical gain +1263ft Vertical drop -1250ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alwinton - Northumberland

Windy Gyle is the key objective for this walk in the deserted hills of Northumbria. Starting in the beautiful Coquet Valley the walk crosses wild moorland and includes a section of the Pennine Way.

distance 9.42mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1627ft duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alwinton - Northumberland

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.

distance 4.34mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holy Island - Northumberland

This Northumberland walk makes an anti-clockwise circuit of Holy Island. The route includes Lindisfarne Castle and some wild coastal walking. The island cannot be reached at high tide so careful advance planning is necessary to complete the walk.

distance 8.56mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -561ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bardon Mill - Northumberland

This Northumberland walk includes Hadrian's Wall and the Pennine Way. The route crosses some rough ground which can be rather boggy after heavy rain.

distance 6.95mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -531ft duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Henshaw - Northumberland

This walk covers a section of Hadrian's Wall. Starting from Steel Rigg, Northumbria National Park, the route includes a visit to Housesteads Fort and the dramatic scenery of Hotbank Crags and Crag Lough. The route along the wall has many ups and downs but does provide you with a chance to walk in the footsteps of the Roman Legions.

distance 3.74mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -384ft duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northumberland

A short Northumberland walk that offers some great views south to the Cheviot Hills. Doddington Moor is home to a stone circle and many ancient cup and ring markings on stones spread across the area.

distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +669ft Vertical drop -656ft duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bardon Mill - Northumberland

The opportunity to visit the remains of two Roman Forts and walk along one of the best sections of Hadrian's Wall are the main features of this walk in the Northumberland National Park. The walking is generally easy and for the most part the walk follows well trodden routes.

distance 7.97mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -666ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bardon Mill - Northumberland

This Northumbria walk explores one of the more dramatic sections of Hadrian's Wall and also includes Vindolanda Roman Fort. This walk can also be undetaken using the Hadrian's Wall bus service AD122 which runs from April through to September.

distance 2.9mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -69ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A very short and easy amble along the shoreline to the dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle. For these reasons it is very popular.