Event details

02/06/2024 at 10:30 am
Byrness Village Church

We start from the small church at Byrness which served the construction “towns” of Newcastle and Gateshead during the construction of Catcleugh Reservoir. Climbing steeply thorugh the forest, we emerge on the Pennine Way which we follow northwards past the quaintly named “Houx” Hill, to Ravens Knowe. Here we descend into the forest, and visit the cosy little Bothy at Spithope, before following recently improved Forestry Commission tracks through the forest and back to our starting point.

Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink for the break.
Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 7 miles
Category: ​Moderate 6
Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Under 16’s free with accompanying paying adult.
Why not take advantage of our group discount, and arrange to travel to the startpoint in one vehicle?
2 Adults (with up to 3 Children in 1 Car)

Meeting place/walk start point: Byrness  Village Church
Postcode: NE19 1TR
Grid Ref: NT 771 023
W3W: roses.cycled.intrigued
From Newcastle take the A696 north west signed ‘Jedburgh’. After Otterburn, pass through Rochester, and soon after entering the forest, look for a disused former petrol station on the left. Immediately afterward, tun left into  asmall car park beside a church
Parking Charges May Apply.

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open-country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to Northumberland National Park’s Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be found here.

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