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Pretty little gateway to the National Park


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The gateway to the Cheviot Hills

Humbleton Hillfort by Laurie Campbell.

The remains of Humbleton Hillfort. Photo by Laurie Campbell.

This dramatic hill reaches a height of 289 metres.

It does not merge with any other nearby hill and stands alone, making a perfect place to build a defensive site.

On its summit are the remains of a hillfort.

You can see the tumbled down stones and rubble of these stone ramparts known as ‘the citadel’.

Did you know?

Humbleton Hill is mentioned in the opening scenes of Shakespeare’s Henry IV.


The town of Wooler is a natural gateway to the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park.

As the leading shopping centre in the area, it has a reputation for friendly, helpful service.

Just 15 miles from the beautiful Northumbrian coastline, you can also discover Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands from here.

Wooler is an ideal base for walking, cycling and exploring the Cheviot Hills.

St Cuthbert’s Way, the long-distance route which links Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, passes through the town.

The hills around Wooler are peppered with ancient hillforts – particularly Yeavering Bell and the College Valley.

What’s on offer

Pubs, specialist shops, cafes, working pottery and grocery stores.

Accommodation includes a youth hostel, caravan and camping sites, pubs and hotels.


Milan Restaurant in Wooler

Tankerville Hotel Restaurant in Wooler

Red Lion Inn near Wooler

Spice Village in Wooler

Wooler Tourist Information Centre

Cheviot Centre, 12 Padgepool Place, Wooler NE71 6BL. Free WiFi.
Call 01668 282123 or e-mail

Useful links about Wooler

Wooler Community Website

Getting There

Car: Follow the A1 to the A697 turn-off and then follow that road to Wooler.

  • Glendale Show is a large country show with many events and activities for the family.
  • It is held on the last Monday in August, a Bank Holiday, and is well supported by holidaymakers and locals.
  • The show celebrates all aspects of farming and rural life with classes for sheep, cattle, goats, donkeys and horses along with displays of alpacas and clydesdales.
  • For more information about the show, visit the website at
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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.

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