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Mitford Castle Walk, Northumberland

Walk 19 - Mitford Castle

This delightful short walk discovers an idyllic, yet undiscovered part of Northumberland. This walk encircles the wonderful Mitford Castle, which boasts the only five-sided keep in England. This imposing castle stands high on a rocky ridge with the river Wansbeck skirting around one side. If you want an interesting short walk in Northumberland you will like this one.



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walk summary

  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Starting Point: Mitford
  • OS Map: Explorer 325

This delightful short walk discovers an idyllic, yet undiscovered part of Northumberland. This walk encircles the wonderful Mitford Castle, which boasts the only five-sided keep in England. This imposing castle stands high on a rocky ridge with the river Wansbeck skirting around one side.


The walk takes you through some lovely ancient farmland before following the river Wansbeck for a short while. You then pass and visit the picturesque St Mary’s Magdalene Church before returning to your car.


This walk is very gentle and is suitable for all levels of fitness. It does cross through farmland, so please wear appropriate footwear.


I have written some great short walks in Northumberland and this is one of my favourites.



Distances and driving times to starting point


Newcastle - Distance: 18 miles


Sunderland - Distance: 29 miles


Hexham - Distance: 34 miles


Alnwick - Distance: 18 miles


Edinburgh - Distance: 104 miles


 

shepherd's notes

This walk guide contains route data which can be used in conjunction with your own GPS.


I wrote this walk for a publication to promote the area. It is one of my favourite shortest walks in Northumberland.

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