Join one of our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.
This Ranger’s Favourite Walk in the Harthope Valley has a short steep climb which is well worth the effort with spectacular views up the valley and over to the coast. The walk will include a stop at Old Middleton, the inspiration behind one of Simon Armitage’s Poems in the Air.
This is an easy walk suitable for most walkers – whilst there are some steep ascents and descents, there will be enough stops to take in the views and allow you to catch your breath.
The booking for the event will close before the event takes place, often on the afternoon of the last working day prior to the event. There may still be tickets available; unless this event shows either that booking is essential or that tickets are “sold out” you may still be able to attend simply by turning up on the day. However, do note that places are always allocated on a first come first served basis because of number restrictions.
Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks, snacks/lunch (there will be a picnic stop for lunch). Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 4.5 miles
Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Carey Burn Bridge, Harthope Valley
Directions: From Newcastle take the A697 to Wooler. At Wooler take Cheviot Street, the first on the left for ‘Harthope Valley’ via Earle and Middleton Hall for approx 2 miles. Park approximately 100m before bridge on the right hand side.
OS ref : NT 976 249
Postcode: NE71 6RE (area only)
For those wishing to use Sat-Nav please note, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area so whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you may still need to follow directions to locate the venue.