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Nordic Walk - Whitton Hillhead, Rothbury

  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Your Guide:
  • Maximum number of places per day: 11
  • Price Per Person: £8.50

walk notes

This is one of the best medium length walks we have in Northumberland and with much of it being on tracks it makes for a superb Nordic Walk.

It is a nice gentle walk that climbs up to 212 metres (700 ft) at Whitton Hillhead, where beautiful views of the Simonside hills of Northumberland can be seen.


Before you reach Whitton Hillhead you pass the Sharp's Folly which was built for astrological research in the 18th century. As you continue on from there you are presented with some picturesque views looking down on the small town of Rothbury, Northumberland.


You then drop back down and follow the River Coquet as it winds its way into Rothbury.


On good tracks it gives you a great opportunity to put your Nordic walking technique to the test.


Don't worry if you haven't any poles of your own. Just let us know how tall you are and we will provide them free of charge.


No dogs allowed on this Nordic Walk.