Yeavering Bell Walk

Take an invigorating half day’s walk to the top of Yeavering Bell – The Hill of the Goats.

The walk offers stunning views from the top and if you are lucky you may be able to spot some of the wild Cheviot goats along the way. The hilltop is very exposed in poor weather so please go prepared. Please note the descent from the top of Yeavering Bell is steep.

Walk overview

Walk difficulty
Walk distance
3.5 miles / 5.6km
Walk duration
3 hours
The Cheviots
Recommended OS Map
O.S. OL16 1:25000 The Cheviot Hills
Dog friendly

Step by step route


From the lay-by go through the gate to the right of the monument and turn left, carry on along this path to the main road.

Cross 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’.

Over the cattle grid

Once over the cattle grid turn left up to the gate. Go through the field gate and follow the track to the next gate. Once through this gate, turn right and continue up the well-worn path.

At the end of junction turn left

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.

Leave the top of the hillfort

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 stile.

Cross the stile

Cross the stile and turn right along the track back to Old Yeavering. Retrace your steps back to your car.

Walk route

Getting there

The starting point for the walk is at the Gefrin lay-by.

Parking is at the Gefrin lay-by, under the shadow of Yeavering Bell, on the north side of the B6351 between Wooler and Kirknewton, just west of Yeavering. The layby is on the north side of the road (the eastbound lane).

Grid Ref: NT 924 302

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