Event details

05/04/2023 at 10:30 am
Rothbury Riverside Car Park

We climb to Lordenshaws to visit the Neolithic ‘Rock Art’, then follow the spectacular Simonside Ridge for splendid views towards to the Cheviot Hills. We descend to Tosson Tower and follow the river Coquet back to Rothbury.

Our route begins with a gradual climb past the interesting Sharpe’s Folly and up onto Lordenshaws where the 5000 year-old cup and ring carvings of Neolithic tribes can be examined. Climbing to The Beacon Cairn, we follow the Simonside ridge path west enjoying stunning views north to the Cheviots and east towards the Northumberland coast. At the end of the ridge, we descend to the forestry track to the east of Tosson Hill. Our final descent takes us through the interesting settlement of Great Tosson until a meander along the banks of the Coquet brings us back to Rothbury.

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: 5 hours
Distance: 8 miles
Category: 7
Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Under 16s are free with a paying accompanying 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: Rothbury Riverside Car Park
Postcode:NE65 7RW
Grid Ref: NU 057 015
W3W: vanished.buildings.roofs

The car park is on the south side of the river in Rothbury with the entrance about 100m west of the bridge, normal parking charges 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.

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