A beautiful, leisurely walk along the stream and country lanes.

A lovely walk along the stream of Greenhaugh Burn, along country lanes and through the fields from Greenhaugh, with some great views across the Tarset Valley. During July and August, you will be able to see some of our beautiful hay meadows full of incredible wild flowers.

Please keep dogs on a lead.

Download our Greenhaugh and Thorneyburn Walk guide.

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 2.5 miles (4km)
Time: 1 to 1.5 hrs
Map: OS OL42 1:25000 Kielder Water

Walk route

Route description

Directions for the walk

A. Start from the Holly Bush Inn

Start from the Holly Bush Inn and with your back to the door, turn left up the road to Greenhaugh First School. Keep following the road.

B. At the junction go straight on

At the junction go straight on, signed ‘Sidwood’. Continue along the road, crossing over the Tarset Burn.

C. Turn left along the road, signed ‘Thorneyburn’

At the junction turn left along the road, signed ‘Thorneyburn’ and past St Aidan’s Church on your left and Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts.

D. Go over the stile in the wall on your left

Just before Thorneyburn Lodge go over the stile in the wall on your left. Follow the garden wall, (keeping it on your right), turning right and continuing 50m until you reach another stone step stile in the field wall. Head across the rough fell in the direction indicated by the arrow on the stone stile. After about ¼ mile you will reach the stone remains of a bastle next to a waymark post.

E. At the fence turn left and walk down the field

Continue straight on until you reach the fence. At the fence turn left and walk down the open grazing land (keeping the
fence on your right) to the bottom of the field.

F. Go through the gate and walk downhill

Go through the gate and walk downhill, through the wooded dene, crossing the stream and going up to join the track to Boughthill Farm.

G. Go through the farmyard, and turn left

Go through the farmyard, and turn left to walk along the farm track. (The haymeadows here are full of wild flowers from May to July). Cross over the footbridge/ford over the Tarset Burn, and keep walking along the track back to the road.

H. Turn left back into the village

At the road, turn left back into the village. The car park is on the right.

Getting there

By car

From the centre of Bellingham: Take the B6320 out of Bellingham signed ‘Hexham’. Turn right by St Oswald’s Church, signposted ‘Kielder Water’ – just before the bridge over the River North Tyne.

After 2 miles, you will pass Boe Rigg Coffeeshed at Charlton – keep straight on. At Lanehead junction turn right for Greenhaugh.

The car park is on the right near the Holly Bush Inn (4.5 miles from Bellingham to Greenhaugh).