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tranquility and open views

Winter Walk in Tarsetdale

Date: 5th March 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm

The programme of Winter Walks was designed to cover each of the 4 “regions” of Northumberland National Park and this final Winter Walk is focused on Tarsetdale

The last of the Winter Walks programme takes us to Tarsetdale, and provides a chance to explore one of the lesser known areas of Northumberland National Park with its wide open views and tranquility belying its violent Reiver past.

Tarsetdale in the Northumberland National Park

The walk goes to Thorneyburn Church with its unusual history then climbing through  Sidwood with good views of the North Tyne valley before following the Tarset Burn back to Greenhaugh.

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 extremely bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Distance:   8 miles

Duration:   5 hours

Grade:   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) :   Greenhaugh National Park Car Park

Directions: Leave Bellingham on the Hexham road, turn right onto minor road before crossing the River Tyne. After approx 3 miles turn right at Lanehead crossroads. Greenhaugh is 1 mile away. The car park is in the village, on the right,  just past the Holly Bush Inn

OS Grid Ref: NY 795 873

Postcode: NE48 1PW (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.