Simonside The Sacred Mountain W2W

Event date:
6th August 2022
Lordenshaws Car Park

West Tynedale Ramblers Wellbeing Walk Leaders and National Park Volunteers have designed walks suitable for people wanting an introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Whilst still more challenging than urban walks, our friendly leaders have chosen easier routes and will walk at a pace suitable for all.

Enjoy a walk through moorland to the summit of Simonside, thought to be a sacred mountain in Neolithic times. Take lunch on the summit next to a Bronze Age burial mound, casting your eyes across beautiful Coquetdale.

Gaze on the granite batholith of Cheviot, Northumberland’s highest hill. All at the time of year when the heather moorland will be at its most spectacular. A walk not to be missed!

Everything you need to know

Duration: 3 hours including lunch stop

Distance: 4 miles

Category: Moderate 3

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please bring a packed lunch and water; dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.

Terrain:  Footpaths and quiet roads with some moderately steep ascents.

Meeting place/walk start point: Lordenshaws Car Park

Postcode:NE65 7NW

Grid Reference: NZ 052 987

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Additional information:

Booking essential

Please ring The Sill National Landscape centre for further information: 01434 341 200 or contact

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