Join us on our guided walk: Ravensheugh Crag and the Hopeshield Burn
See lots of Bronze Age remains, spectacular views and unusual plants in this remote area.
We begin our walk by taking the path that climbs out of Simonburn past the ruins of the castle before heading up onto Simonburn Common to pick up the Hopeshield Burn. Here we will learn about the interesting flora of the area before passing an old lime kiln with a its unusual ‘mullet’. the return is over Ravensheugh Crags with its wealth of prehistoric archaeology including the ‘Goatstones’, a bronze-age stone circle, while enjoying stunning views across the North Tyne.
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside and enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.
Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.
Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk. If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.
Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 7.5 miles
Category: Moderate – medium length walks of 5-16km (3-10 miles) on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Simonburn Car Park, Simonburn, Northumberland
OS grid ref: NY 872 735
Directions: Take the B6320 from Chollerford towards Bellingham.After 4 miles turn left to Simonburn (0.5 mile). The car park is to the left of the church.
Postcode: NE48 3AS (general area)
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.