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Guiding you to the wonders of the National Park

Volunteer Guided Walks

Here, in Northumberland National Park, we are keen for visitors to get outdoors and enjoy the rich history, scenery, flora and fauna.

Sycamore Gap close to Crag Lough in Northumberland National Park

And there’s no better way of sampling these delights than getting your walking boots on and taking one of our volunteer guided walks.

Black Middens Bastle inTarsetdaleOur volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable about the elements that make the Park special and can bring the spectacular sights to life with stories from the past and interesting facts about what you may see.

There are over 70 walks of all types and grades across the Park, from April through to October, starting at just £5 per person. Book in advance through our website or turn up and pay on the day; the choice is yours.

There is no charge for children under 16, though they must be accompanied by an adult, and we kindly ask that you don’t bring dogs.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great day outside.

Our 2016 Guided Walks

01-May Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh
02-May Harthope & Old Middleton
04-May Salter’s Road & The Shepherd’s Cairn
08-May A Roman Aqueduct
11-May Pennine Way Anniversary walk from Byrness
15-May Old Roses Bower & the Pennine Way
18-May Sewingshields and Haughton Green 
22-May The Natural History of Hareshaw Linn
22-May Advanced Navigation
25-May Seldom Seen
29-May Linhope Spout & Hedgehope
30-May From The River Coquet to Tosson Hill
01-Jun Hadrian’s Wall, Crags & Loughs
05-Jun Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh
05-Jun The Bastles of Tarsetdale
08-Jun Ravensheugh Crag and the Hopeshield Burn
12-Jun An Introduction to Navigation
15-Jun Aesica  Roman Fort & Hadrian’s Wall
19-Jun Sewingshields & Broomlee Lough
22-Jun Carey Burn, Broadstruther & Cold Law
26-Jun The Natural History of the Cheviots 
29-Jun Tarsetdale & Sidwood
3-July  Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh
3-July Flowers of Walltown Quarry & the Whin Grassland
6-July Windy Gyle, The Border Fence & The Street
10-July The Upper Breamish Valley & Salter’s Road
13-July Flowers & Birds at Greenlee Lough
17-July Advanced Navigation
20-July Crag Lough & Sycamore Gap
24-July Shillmoor & Usway Burn Circular
27-July Whisky, Waterfalls, Drovers and Dark Deeds
31-July Over the Border in the Footsteps of the Legions
3-Aug North Cheviot Circuit
7-Aug Visit the last Blackhouse at Catcleugh
7-Aug The Three Loughs
10-Aug Pennine Way to Chew Green – The Border Fence
12-Aug Humbleton & Harehope Circuit
13-Aug Common Burn & the College Valley
14-Aug The Schil
15-Aug Search for St. Ethelreda
16-Aug The Three Tors
17-Aug Set Foot in Scotland
18-Aug The North Cheviots & Yeavering Bell
21-Aug The Upper Coquet Valley & its History
24-Aug Hadrian’s Wall Crags & Loughs
28-Aug Windy Gyle, The Border Fence & The Street
29-Aug A Roman Bridge & the Irthing Valley
31-Aug Salter’s Road & The Shepherd’s Cairn
4-Sept Wether Hill & Prehistoric people’s lives
7-Sept A Walk along Hadrian’s Wall
11-Sept Hareshaw Common & the Pennine Way
14-Sept Linhope Spout & Hedgehope
18-Sept Medieval Elsdon & Gallow Hill
21-Sept Newbrough Roman Wall circular
25-Sept Aesica Roman Fort & Hadrian’s Wall
28-Sept Iron Age Hillforts & The Breamish Valley
5-Oct Whisky, Waterfalls, Drovers and Dark Deeds
9-Oct Holystone High & Low
12-Oct A Tour of the Forts
16-Oct Rothbury, Lordenshaws, Simonside Ridge Path & Great Tosson
23-Oct From Romans to Roadstones
26-Oct King’s Wicket & Hotbank

We’ll be adding more guided walks over the coming weeks, so keep checking back.

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