Event details

10/01/2024 at 10:30 am
Lordenshaws Car Park

Although we start from Lordenshaws, we don’t walk the normal paths , and we see Simonside from a different perspective.

The route takes us from Lordenshaws car park along St Oswald’s Way to the interesting landmark of Coquet Cairn. We cross open moorland, which offers a different perspective of the Simonside Ridge from the south. We walk along the edge of Harwood Forest to pick up a footpath that will take us to the mysterious rocky ravine of Selby’s Cove and then on to join the western edge of the Simonside ridge. This walk of contrasting landscapes and outstanding views then follows the ridge eastwards back to Lordenshaws.

Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink for the break.

Please be aware the dogs are not permitted at this event.

Cost: £5
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 7 miles
Category: 6

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Meeting place/walk start point: Lordenshaws Car Park
Postcode: NE65 7RR
Grid Ref: NZ 053 988

Directions: From Rothbury take the B6342 heading south over the river. Follow this for 3 miles, and take a sharp right turn signposted Lordenshaws. The Car Park is a further 1 mile on the right.

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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