Take a leisurely walk along quiet valley roads.

This family-friendly walk is suitable for less able users/pushchairs, from Ingram along the River Breamish and past Reaveley Farm.

You are likely to see a variety of wildlife on this walk. Bird life includes buzzard, kestrel and heron and during the summer months curlew and oyster catchers. Red kites have recently returned to the area too. Red squirrels can be seen scurrying around the trees at the visitor centre.The River Breamish also provides a home to dippers, grey wagtails and otters.

Roadside hedges, made up from ‘thorny’ species such as hawthorn, blackthorn and dog rose, are a valuable habitat for small birds and animals. They provide food, shelter and for many species somewhere to nest.

On the walk you will see Heddon Hill. The parallel lines of earthworks running across the face of the hill are thought to be cultivation terraces dating back to Anglian times before the Norman Conquest. Faced with a shortage of well- drained flat land, people went to considerable effort digging into the hillside to create level areas on which to grow crops of barley and oats.

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Walk overview

Walk difficulty
Walk distance
2.5 miles / 4km
Walk duration
2 hours
The Cheviots
Recommended OS Map
O.S Explorer OL16
Dog friendly

Step by step route

From the car park turn right

From the car park turn right, crossing back over the bridge. Continue down the valley road for approximately 1 mile.

Cross the bridge

Cross the bridge, at the road junction turn left, following sign to Reaveley.

Follow the road past Reaveley Farm

Follow the tarmac road as it bears left, and continue on passing Reaveley Cottage on the right. Carry on along this road, passing Reaveley Farm.

Turn left at the junction

Immediately beyond the farm buildings turn left at the road junction, heading back towards the River Breamish.

Turn left and head back to car park

Turn right at the junction and re-trace your steps back to the car park

If you are in need of refreshments after your walk then follow the Woodland Path round to Ingram Cafe.During the winter months (November-March) the Cafe is open every day 11am-4pm. From April to October it is open 9am-5pm every day.

Walk route

Getting there

The starting point for the walk is Ingram Bridge Car Park.

From Wooler take the A697 south, just before Powburn take the right signed ‘Ingram’. Continue on this road for approx 3 miles, cross the bridge over the River Breamish and the car park is on the left.

Grid Ref: NU 017 163

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Park at Ingram Bridge Car Park and follow the Woodland Walk round to the Cafe for toilets and refreshments.