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Walking in Northumberland

36 walks throughout the county - coast, Cheviots, Hadrian's Wall and Pennines

Guidebook to walking in Northumberland. 36 graded walks of 4 to 14 miles, from the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic, crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines. Includes Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Kielder, Berwick, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles and more.

Seasons

It's always a great time to walk in Northumberland - each season holds its delights - but walkers need to be prepared for snow in the Cheviots and on the Pennines in winter.

Centres

Lindisfarne, Craster, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Seahouses, Wooler, Rothbury, Allendale, Haltwhistle, Alwinton, Ingram, Kielder and many other villages.

Difficulty

A wide selection of walks including full days on the hills and coast and shorter walks at lower levels. Terrain includes moorland, farmland, forest tracks, coastal paths and woodland trails. Routes range from 6 to 22km. No technical difficulties.

Must See

The remote Cheviot Hills and impressive Iron Age forts; historic coastal routes, including the lesser-known side of Lindisfarne; Hadrian's Wall; the moors and valleys of the Pennines; Kielder Water and through its sprawling forests.
ISBN
9781852849009
Availability
Published
Published
12 Mar 2018
Reprinted
28 Nov 2023
Edition
First
Pages
216
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.30cm
Weight
250g
Overview

A guidebook to 36 walks exploring Northumberland, including the national park, coast, North Pennines and Kielder. Route are graded by difficulty and cover a wide variety of terrain.

The walks, accessible from bases such as Alnwick, Rothbury and Hexham, range from 7 to 22km (4–14 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Notes on refreshments and public transport
  • Local points of interest including Hadrian’s Wall
  • Information on the region’s rich geology, history and wildlife

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Vivienne Crow Cicerone author CROW

By Vivienne Crow

Vivienne is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising in travel and the outdoors. A journalist since 1990, she abandoned the constraints of a desk job on regional newspapers in 2001 to go travelling. On her return to the UK, she decided to focus on the activities she loves the most - hill-walking, writing, travelling and photography. Based in north Cumbria, she has put her intimate knowledge of northern England to good use, writing more than a dozen popular walking guidebooks. She also contributes to a number of regional and national magazines, including several regular walking columns. Vivienne is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. 

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