Event Details

Event date:
10:30 am
Rothbury Riverside Car Park

Follow the spectacular Simonside Ridge for splendid views over Rothbury and northwards to the Cheviot Hills. Book in advance or turn up and pay on the day; the choice is yours.

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About the Walk

Our route begins with a gradual climb past the interesting Sharpe’s Folly and up onto Lordenshaws where the 5000 year-old cup and ring carvings of Neolithic tribes can be examined.

Climbing to The Beacon Cairn, we follow the Simonside ridge path west enjoying stunning views north to the Cheviots and east towards the Northumberland coast. At the end of the ridge, we descend to the forestry track to the east of Tosson Hill.

Our final descent takes us through the interesting settlement of Great Tosson until a meander along the banks of the Coquet brings us back to Rothbury.

Everything you know to know

  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Distance:10 miles
  • Category: Strenuous
  • Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Rothbury Riverside Car Park
  • OS Grid Ref: NU 057 015
  • Postcode:  NE65 7QR

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.