Winter Guided Walks

Winter is a wonderful time to explore and experience Northumberland National Park. We are always keen for visitors to get outdoors and enjoy the rich history, scenery, flora and fauna. There’s no better way of sampling these delights than getting your walking boots on and trying one of our guided walks.

Our winter programme showcases some of the gems of the National Park so why not wrap up warm and join us on one of our walks.

On the 9th December, we’re Circling the Cheviots. You’ll walk over open moorland to remote Broadstruther where no less than 7 footpaths converge before heading for Commonburn and then joining St Cuthbert’s Way to return to Wooler. Book your place by clicking here.

North Cheviots

On Boxing Day you can join us on Hadrian’s Wall to walk off your Christmas dinner. Our Christmas on the Wall walk will take you on a circular route over the highest point of Hadrian’s Wall with good “wintry” views over the surrounding countryside.

January sees see taking in Blawearie and the mysterious Cateran Hole. We’ll be stretching the Boundary of the Park a little as our walk takes us to the desolate homestead at Blawearie. You’ll be able to enjoy good views back into the Cheviots as we travel the moors to the cave located at Cateran before returning to old Bewick

Blawearie

On our Newbrough Circular on the 27th January, you can enjoy a pleasant walk along the banks of the South Tyne before climbing up to the site of the first Boy Scout camp at Carr Edge. 

We’ll also be exploring Hillforts in Winter in February. From Ingram Bridge, the walk will take you steadily uphill to Cochrane Pike with commanding 360 deg views. You’ll then traverse to the Hillforts at Middle Dean and Brough Law before returning to Ingram via Bulby’s Wood.

hillforts in winter

Later that month you can explore Carrawburgh Fort and Roman Temple. Our walk climbs gently up to Hadrian’s Wall from the north, passing the Mithraic Roman Temple and fort at Brocolita before returning over Simonburn Common.

Brocolitia Temple

While in March we have fantastic tours of the Simonside Ridge and Old Roses Bower. Our walk leaders are incredibly knowledgeable about the elements that make the Park special so and lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.