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Coquet Valley Challenge Walk 2016 - Self Guided

  • Distance: 13.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Maximum number of places per day: 130
  • Price Per Person: £25.00

walk notes

YOU CAN STILL BOOK ONTO THIS EVENT but you will not receive a T-shirt, hense the reduced price.


A superb 13.5 mile challenge walk takes in some of the best landscape Northumberland has to offer.


After registering at Rothbury the challenge walk climbs up Addycombe Hill to the North of Rothbury before passing along the Cragside Carriageway Drive.


You then pass down Physic Lane to and through Thropton before crossing the valley bottom to Tosson Lime Kiln (Checkpoint 1).


After checkpoint it is climbing all the way to the summit of Simonside (984 ft) before passing along the Simonside Ridge to Dove Crag before dropping down to Lordenshaws (Checkpoint 2).


You continue to decend down to Whittondean before passing through Whitton Hillhead before you drop down and follow the River Coquet back into Rothbury.


The route is good under foot. Way markers will also be in place to make for easy navigation.


As you complete the 13.5 miles challenge walk at your own pace you will pass through checkpoints and snacks and drinks will be available on route.


Please do book early to avoid disappointment.


The official charity for this challenge walk is the Spirit Busses.  You do not have to raise money for this or any charity but if you request a 'fundraising pack' you will receive a  fundraising pack.