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discover where Ethelreda chapel may have been

Search for St Ethelreda

Date: 3rd May 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Join us on our guided walk; Search for St Ethelreda

Our walk begins by climbing up onto Laddies Knowe and then down to Elsdonburnshank en route to one of the possible sites of St Ethelreda Chapel close to the Border.


We return to Kirknewton via Sheep Dip and Elsdonburn.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer 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 day outside.

Duration – 5.5 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)Hethpool Car Park

Directions: Going north past Wooler on the A697, turn left at Akeld onto the B6351. Go past Kirknewton village, and just after the stone bridge look out for a left turn signed ‘Hethpool’. The car park is approx 2 miles along the single track road on the left.

OS Grid Ref: NT 893 280

Postcode: NE71 6TW (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.