Walking in Harthope Valley
This is a pretty valley, particularly in autumn when bracken, the dominant vegetation turns russet and gold. The valley has always attracted walkers as visitors, most notably the eminent eighteenth Century writers Sir Walter Scott and Daniel Defoe. The burn that runs along the bottom of the valley is fringed with alder woodland with wide grassy areas alongside, making it an ideal place on your walk for a picnic spot.
If you like bird watching, then this valley provides suitable habitat to spy common sandpiper, wheatear, whinchat and dipper amongst others.
Fine walks can be had up onto Cheviot (815m) and Hedgehope (714m) and into such places with wonderful names like Happy Valley and Skirl Naked!
For more information on how to plan walks in the Harthope Valley, it is recommended you contact:
National Park Centre, Ingram
Ingram Visitor Centre, Ingram, Powburn, Alnwick, NE66 4LT
+44 (0)1665 578890
Wooler Tourist Information Centre
Cheviot Centre, 12 Padgepool Place, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6BL
Telelphone: 01668 282123