Event details

24/07/2024 at 10:30 am
Hethpool Car Park

A circular walk from Cuddystone (near Hethpool) in the college valley with some steep ascents and significant hiking “off piste” with ascents of over 2500 feet. We shall be visiting three second world war aircraft crash sites (Mosquito, Hurricane and Dornier) with a visit to the memorial at Cuddystone before returning to Hethpool . We will meet and start the walk at Hethpool car park .

An 11-mile circular walk from Hethpool encompassing three aircraft crash sites – German Dornier, Mosquito and Hurricane with a visit to the new memorial at Cuddystone.  We will meet and begin the walk at Hethpool car park.  We’ll head towards the first site near Madam Law the site where a German Bomber crashed. We’ll then traverse the border ridge before going off piste and up to the Curr up to almost 600m (adjacent to the Schill) visiting a couple of crash sites where a Mosquito and a Hurricane crashed during the war. After visiting the remains of the mosquito and the hurricane memorial we shall travel ENE across open access land via Black Hag and Blackhaggs Rigg towards the splendid memorial at Cuddystone after which we head back to Hethpool.

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: 6 hours
Distance: 11 miles
Category: Strenuous 10
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: Hethpool Car Park
Postcode: NE71 6TW
Grid Ref: NT 894 280
W3W: crown.asserts.newlyweds
Going north past Wooler on the A697, turn left at Akeld onto the B6351. Go past Kirknewton village, and just after the stone bridge look out for a left turn signed ‘Hethpool’. The car park is approx 2 miles along the single track road on the left.
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.

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