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Highest peak in the National Park

The Cheviot

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The tallest peak in Northumberland

Descending from Cheviot in Northumberland National Park by Brian Rogers.

Walkers descending from The Cheviot. Photo by Brian Rogers.

On a clear day, you can see as far as the Lake District and even, some claim, Edinburgh.


The Cheviot is the highest point in the Northumberland National Park at 815 metres.

Keep to the path, as bogs abound.

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The millstone slabbed pathway on the summit is part of the long-distance route known as the Pennine Way, on its last few miles.

North of the summit, in the peat bogs, are the remains of a crashed B-17 bomber, which hit the mountain due to a navigational error during the Second World War.

The more recognisable pieces of wreckage have been removed, but pieces of the aircraft can still be found.

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The Cheviot covered in snow. Photo by Allan Potts.

Getting There

Car: The Cheviot can be reached by vehicle using the A697, from the A1.

  • The Cheviot is the last peak on the Pennine Way walking route.
  • Walkers on the Pennine Way, through the Cheviot Hills, are able to keep their feet dry thanks to a major work programme to be undertaken by National Park rangers last year, which involved paving large swathes of the route.
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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.

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