A three-mile walk from Wooler takes you out of the town, passing through the quiet hamlet of Humbleton. From here you are able to join the hillfort trail which climbs steadily to the top of Humbleton Hill.
One of a series of impressive Cheviot hillforts, second in size to Yeavering Bell, the impressive remains include a central ‘citadel’ which contains the remains of a series of hut scoops and an outer encloser.
Humbleton Hill and the surrounding area have been shaped by glaciers. During glacial periods in northern England, the ice was thought to have been a mile high. Water at the base would have been under great pressure and scoured out the ground below. The Trows to the south of Humbleton Hill show the result of this action well.