From the lay-by go through the kissing gate to the right of the monument and turn left, carry on along this path to the main road.
Cross the main road and follow the farm track, signed ‘Torleehouse’, passing the houses of Old Yeavering. Continue on up this track ignoring the permissive path signed ‘Yeavering Bell’.
Once over the cattle grid turn left up to the field gate. Go through the field gate and follow the track to the ladder stile. Cross the stile and turn right and continue up the well-worn path.
At the junction turn left, signed ‘Yeavering Bell’, and follow the path down through the heather. Cross the burn and follow the obvious path as it winds its way to the summit of Yeavering Bell.
Spend time exploring within the ramparts of Yeavering Bell hillfort. Here are the remains of the largest Iron Age hillfort in the region. Beneath the hillfort, the Anglo-Saxon kings of Northumbria maintained a grand palace.
Much earlier, Neolithic people had a temple here. Yeavering Bell hillfort consists of a tumbled stone rampart, originally up to 2.5metres high, which encloses an area of 5.6 hectares, within which are the still visible platforms of approximately 130 timber-built roundhouses.
Leave the top of the hillfort through the gap in the stone ramparts, bear left and zig-zag down the hill following the well-worn path. Cross the stile and follow the wall down to the next stile.
Once over this stile continue on through the field turning left down the farm track to the ladder stile.
Cross the ladder stile and turn right along the track back to Old Yeavering. Retrace your steps back to your car.