Harthope & Till Valleys

A leisure ride that winds its way through contrasting landscapes. Leaving from Wooler heading south towards the entrance to the Harthope Valley at Middleton through a rural landscape with beautiful views over the Till Valley.

Local Facilities: Toilets: Only public toilets are at Wooler. Toilets at pubs and cafes are generally for customers only.

Start & Finish: Wooler
Route – Moderate with some hill climbs
Distance – 27 miles
Type of Bike – Mountain / Hybrid
Time – 3 hours

Cycle Route

Route Description

A leisure ride that winds its way through contrasting landscapes. Leaving from Wooler heading south towards the entrance to the Harthope Valley at Middleton through a rural landscape with beautiful views over the Till Valley. A short steep climb and then descent gives access into the Harthope Valley and the easy route follows the road to its end near Langleeford alongside the meandering river. The unfolding views of the high crags and Hedgehope and Cheviot are magnificent.

You could pause to wander around the meadows and admire the mountainous terrain, the route is retraced to exit the valley. Then going via the ford at Haugh Head (footbridge available) and stately home Lilburn Tower, and, crossing the River Till. You could visit the beautiful Grade I listed Norman Church at Old Bewick, followed by the Grade I listed church at Chillingham with its breathtaking medieval tomb featuring the effigies of a knight and his lady.

The way back to Wooler follows the meandering River Till to Chatton, Fowberry and Weetwood.

This route was created by Kevin Malloy of Wooler Cycle Hub.