Spring Guided Walks

Our year-round programme of guided walks showcases the very best of Northumberland National Park. We are always keen for visitors to get outdoors and enjoy the rich history, stunning scenery, and beautiful flora and fauna. There’s no better way of sampling these delights than getting your walking boots on and joining one of our guided walks.

Our walk leaders are incredibly knowledgeable about our special qualities and happy to answer any questions you might have on your day out in the Park.

Some of the highlights for April include:

Newbrough Roman Wall Circular Walk

Join us for a walk full of fells and byways. Starting in Newbrough, the walk climbs up to Hadrian’s Wall, past historic properties and medieval remains.

Sign of first boy scouts camp near Newbrough

We’ll visit the monument for Baden Powell’s first scout camp, erected in 2008, to commemorate the centenary. We’ll also visit Brocolitia and the Temple of Mithras, and on our return, stop at the Church of St Peters.

Book tickets for Newbrough Roman Wall Circular Walk – 2nd April

Rothbury, Lordenshaws, Simonside and Great Tosson

Stretch your legs in Simonside this Spring. Our route begins with a gradual climb past Sharpe’s Folly and onto Lordenshaws, where the 5000 year-old cup and ring carvings of Neolithic tribes can be seen. We’ll then climb to the Beacon Cairn and follow the Simonside Ridge Path west, enjoying incredible views north to the Cheviots and east towards the Northumberland coast.

Cup and Ring marked rock on Lordenshaws near Rothbury, Northumberland, England

We’ll then descend through the settlement of Great Tosson and meander along the banks of the River Coquet back to Rothbury.

Book tickets for Rothbury, Lordenshaws, Simonside and Great Tosson – 5th April

West Woodburn - Ridsdale Iron Works

Don’t miss our circular walk from West Woodburn, up to the fascinating Old Iron Works at Ridsdale and through the scenic area of Redesdale.

A photo of Ridsdale Ironwork set amongst moorland in Northumberland National Park

This walk was developed by the Revitalising Redesdale Project and takes us across fields and past the site of Habitancum Roman Fort. On our return we will cross the Roman road ‘Dere Street’ via East Woodburn.

Book tickets for West Woodburn – Ridsdale Iron Works – 10th April

Kirknewton and Yeavering Bell Round

A great opportunity to see the famed Cheviot goats on this walk from Kirknewton. We’ll visit the Anglo-Saxon site of ‘Ad Gefrin’, before a steep climb to the top of Yeavering Bell hillfort, the largest hillfort in Northumberland with over 130 hut circles, to take in the fantastic views.

Goat on Yeavering Bell

Book tickets for Kirknewton and Yeavering Bell Round – 16 April

Four Bastles and a Temple

Visit a shrine to a God of War and Hunting, and four Bastles in wild Reiver country on our Four Bastles and a Temple Walk.  You’ll get to take a look at Craig Bastle’, now incorporated into a farm house.

Trees in autumnal colours in Billsmoor Park near Elsdon, Northumberland National Park

Trees in autumnal colours in Billsmoor Park near Elsdon, Northumberland National Park, England. OS REF: NY 942963

We’ll follow the track to the mysterious ‘Pedlar’s stone’ before heading west a short distance moor to visit the Romano British shrine to the Celtic god Cocidius. On our return we’ll stop at ‘Raw Bastle’ and hear about the murder of Margaret Crozier.

Book tickets for Four Bastles and a Temple – 23 April