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Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions

Date: 26th April 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  5:00 pm

Guided walk; Woden Law – in the footsteps of the legions

Meet at Buckham’s Bridge car park by 10.30am to car share up to Chew Green.

Chew Green Over the Border

This walk follows the Pennine Way through Chew Green fort and across Coquet Head then swings over Whiteside Hill and drops down to Nether Hindhope.  We then take the (deserted) road north to meet Dere Street and, with Woden Law looming above us, climb the Dere Street path to take a closer look at the fort on Woden Law.   The second half of the walk follows Dere Street (a roman road and probably a prehistoric highway) back to Chew Green.  The views on this stretch are little known and can often be glorious.

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Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Numbers are limited so it is essential to book; please do not just turn up on the day.


Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks.  Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.

Duration : 6.5 hours

Distance : 10.5 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): Buckhams Bridge

Directions: From Rothbury take the B6381 west through Thropton. At ‘Flotterton’ take the right signed ‘Alwinton’. Go through Alwinton and continue along the single track road for approx 9 miles. The car park is on the right about 0.5 mile past Blindburn Farm

OS Grid Ref: NT 824 107

Postcode: NE65 7DD (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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