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Walk to Wellbeing – Simonside

Date: 18th August 2017
Time: 9:30 am  to  3:00 pm

Walk to Wellbeing in Northumberland National Park

Get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park with our Walk to Wellbeing Programme.

Walking to Old Roses Bower

Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

All walks are led by West Tynedale Health Walk trained volunteers.

This walk starts from the meeting place/point below at 10.30am.  On this walk we are aiming for the summit of Simonside at a steady pace. Here we should be rewarded with astounding 360 degree views. However, there are other choices if the going gets tough or the weather is unkind.

Limited shared transport is available at £6 a seat on this walk.  The pick-up point for this bus will be at Wentworth Car Park beside Wentworth Leisure Centre at the start time of  9.30am.  Booking for this is essential so when booking is open please book the correct ticket – with or without transport.

Please note that the end time is approximate only, as the walk rate will be that of the slowest walker.  We would envisage returning to Wentworth car park at approximately 2pm.

To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Our new website and booking system are currently in development – if you wish to put your name on a list to be notified when bookings are open for this event, please contact our Activities Support Officer – / 01434 611505.  Tickets will be £10.00 (including transport); £4.00 (walk only).

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks/lunch with you (there will be a picnic stop for lunch). Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival at the walk start point.

Distance: 4.5 miles

Terrain:  Forest tracks & rough, stony footpaths. A short, steep climb to the summit.

Meeting place/walk start point: Simonside Forestry Commission Car Park, Simonside, Northumberland.   NE65 7NW

Directions: coming from Hexham on the B6432 turn off right (signposted Simonside), past Lordenshaw National Park Car park on your left and approximately a mile further on is the Simonside Forestry Comission Car Park on your left.

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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Planning in the National Park

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