Event Details

Event date:
10:30 am
Great Tosson

Climb from the Coquet Valley to the summit of Tosson Hill for splendid views of 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

Starting at the Lime Kilns, we descend to the river valley and follow it westward through the delightful fishery and lakes at Caistron.

We then climb steadily up onto the skyline ridge at Whitefield Hill.A good path through the heather takes us to the summit at Tosson Hill which enjoys wonderful views to the Cheviots and a different aspect of Simonside. Descending to the wonderfully named “Bob Pyles Studdie” we continue down through the forest to Great Tosson.

Everything you need to know

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Whilst well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please take note of any specific instructions by the walk leader and the concerns of others.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

  • Duration: 5 hrs
  • Distance9 miles
  • Category: Strenuous.  Long and energetic walks up to 18km.(11miles) Some ascents and descents may be quite steep, and on loose material. A good level of fitness is needed.
  • Starting point (please meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time): Tosson Lime Kiln – National Park Car Park
  • Directions: On leaving Rothbury to the south turn right immediately after the crossing the bridge. Follow the road for 3 miles to Great Tosson, the car park is 300 m beyond the hamlet on the left hand side
  • OS Grid Ref: NU 027 009
  • Postcode: NE65 7NW (general area)

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.