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Walk to Wellbeing – Sill Circular

Date: 11th August 2017
Time: 12:00 pm  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 from The Sill – National Landscape Discovery Centre, crosses the Military Road and joins the Hadrian’s Wall  at Steel Rigg. Walking west above Winshield Crags we reach Caw Gap where we leave the wall and head south to Melkridge Tilery. Then heading east the walk takes us past Cranberry Brow and then back to The Sill – National Landscape Discovery Centre.

Please note that the end time is approximate only, as the walk rate will be that of the slowest walker.

We can quite often end the walk with a visit to a local cafe or pub (the costs here are your own!)

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 £4.00 per person.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks/lunch (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.

Distance: 5.25 miles

Terrain:  Farm tracks and good footpaths. There are a few moderate ascents and descents. There are sections of the walk on minor country roads.

Meeting place/walk start point: The Sill – National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN.  (Car park charge applies).

Directions: On the B6318 (Military Road). An hour’s car journey west from the centre of Newcastle and 45 mins east from Carlisle (Hadrian’s Wall Bus stops here)

Postcode: NE47 7AN

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.

For public transport accessibility see travel line.

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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.