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Join our healthy hikes around the area!

Published by Wendy Nordmann on 26th February 2018

Would you like to meet new friends, discover a little more of the amazing Northumberland coast and countryside,  whilst improving your fitness during your visit to the park?

Mark, Wendy and Hector (the Labrador) would like to invite you to join them on leisurely, healthy hikes of between 3 and 5 miles, taking up to 3 hours to complete.  Stout walking shoes or trainers are suitable footwear and a backpack to carry a drink and snack are recommended.  Dogs are welcome but for some walks a lead will be necessary.

If you are interested in more strenuous walking Mark and Wendy will be completing a walk in the Cheviot Hills between 8 to 12 miles long the same weekend as the shorter walks. These walks require walking boots and waterproofs, jeans are not appropriate for hill walking.  Dogs are welcome but for most of the walks they will need to be on a lead to protect ground nesting birds and other wildlife.

If you’re interested in any of the walks listed below or any other walks, please either contact the office on: 01289 388376 or pop up to 13 The Parklands.

  • Sunday 25th March - Ross Back Sands

A flat linear walk through dunes to the majestic beach of Ross where you will see stunning coastal views, an unimaginable expanse of sand and flanked by Lindisfarne castle to the North and Bamburgh castle to the south. You will not be disappointed!

  • Saturday 28th April – Routing Lynn

This 5 mile circular walk begins at Ford Moss where you will walk through wood and farmland taking in the hidden gem, Routing Lynn.  This dramatic waterfall will not fail to impress, neither will the ancient cup and ring markings where we will stop for a snack. The walk is very varied boasting spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills. A must!

  • Saturday 26th May – Humbleton Hill

An impressive 4 mile walk in the Cheviot Hills where you can decide whether to take the short but steep climb up the historic Humbleton Hill and see the magnificent scenery of the hills around, or walk around the side of the hill, equally beautiful, to join the rest of the group to walk part of St Cuthbert’s way back to the starting point at Wooler Common.  A fantastic introduction to walking in the Cheviots!

  • Saturday 30th June – St Cuthbert’s Cave

It is well worth the effort to walk this 5.5 mile circular to the remarkable cave where St Cuthbert’s remains were said to be rested en route to Durham Cathedral.  The terrain is flat, though can be muddy in parts and there is a short steep incline towards the end. The outstanding views of both the Cheviot Hills and Holy Island are unrivalled.

We will add more dates later in the year if there is sufficient interest. 

Hope to see you soon!

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