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lime kilns and views of the Cheviots

The River Coquet to Tosson Hill

Date: 17th April 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm

Join our guided walk From The River Coquet to Tosson Hill


Starting at the Lime Kilns, we descend to the river valley and follow it westward through the delightful fishery and lakes at Caistron.  We then climb steadily up onto the skyline ridge at Whitefield Hill.

A good path through the heather takes us to the summit at Tosson Hill which enjoys wonderful views to the Cheviots and a different aspect of Simonside. Descending to the wonderfully named “Bob Pyles Studdie” we continue down through the forest to Great Tosson.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our  Guided Walks. Get outside, 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. Whilst well behaved dogs are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others.  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 – 9 miles

Category – Strenuous.  Long and energetic walks up to 18km (11 miles). Some ascents and descents may be quite steep and on loose material.  A good level of fitness is needed.

Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Tosson Lime Kiln National Park car park

Directions: On leaving Rothbury to the south turn right immediately after the crossing the bridge. Follow the road for 3 miles to Great Tosson, the car park is 300 m beyond the hamlet on the left hand side

OS Grid Ref: NU 027 009

Postcode: NE65 7NW (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.

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Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.