Walking Winterland

Take some time out and enjoy any one of our wonderful winter walking routes in your National Park. Whether you’re looking for some peace and quiet, or just keeping the family entertained, these walks all offer fresh air, scenic views and a taste of the wild.

Here is a small selection of routes that are ideal for this time of year.

Hadrian's Wall

Winshield Crags & Cawfields

Walkers walking alongside Hadrian's Wall at Winshield Crags

Starting from The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre you can enjoy a fantastic walk along some of the best-preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall. You’ll be treated to fantastic views from the highest point on the Wall.

Click here from the Winshield Crags & Cawfields Route.

Cawfields Quarry Circular Walk

Cawfields on Hadrian's Wall with a covering of snow

Take a walk over rolling country including a stretch of Hadrian’s Wall.  Good examples of a milecastle and a turret on the wall can be seen.

Click here for the Cawfields Quarry Circular Walk.

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre can provide car parking, toilets, gift shopping and ‘food to go’. Website our website for more information.

North Tyne & Redesdale

Falstone Circular Walk

Falstone Burn autumn

Our Falstone Circular Walk is a lovely little ramble around dramatic riverbanks and an old railway line.

Click here for the Falstone Circular Walk.


The Lordenshaws Loop

Cup and Ring marked rock on Lordenshaws near Rothbury, Northumberland, England

Starting from Lordenshaws Car Park, enjoy a lovely walk over Lordenshaws hillfort, with great views (on a clear day) over to the Cheviots.

Click here for the Lordenshaws Loop.

The Cheviots

Reaveley Farm Family Stroll

a photo of the River Breamish

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

Click here for Reaveley Farm Family Stroll.

Walking in Winter

Winter walking is really enjoyable, but please do follow these simple steps to ensure you have the best outdoor experience.

  • Check the forecast the day before you set off and again on the day of your walk. Conditions can change suddenly even in a short space of time. Wear warm weather-proof clothes and some footwear with a tread!
  • Don’t go hungry! Take some food and a hot drink to keep your energy up or get some food to go from the Kiosk at The Sill (see opening times).
  • Don’t overdo it! We want you to enjoy the great outdoors. Choose a route that suits your ability and the abilities of all those in your group.
  • Please do keep your dog on a lead and take extra care around livestock.

For more information, see The Countryside Code.