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Lordenshaws Iron Age Hillfort Walk, Northumberland

Walk 5 - Lordenshaws Iron Age Hillfort

This is one of the walks in Northumberland that rewards you with some of the nicest views in Northumberland, in my opinion. The ridge between Dove crag and Simonside has some spectacular views on a clear day.



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walk summary

This is one of the walks in Northumberland that rewards you with some of the nicest views. The ridge between Dove Crag and Simonside has some spectacular views on a clear day.


The walk starts with a fairly steep, but short climb, so that you quickly gain height. Then you have an exceptional section, keeping your height for a good distance, where magnificent views are experienced.


You then drop down through the forest and some lovely farmland where the views looking back at Simonside in the distance are quite spectacular.


On your return to the car park you pass, and can explore, Lordenshaws Iron Age fort, which has a wealth of archaeological remains. One of the finest examples in Northumberland.


The walk is mostly good under foot but strong shoes are essential and don't forget your waterproofs, the weather can soon change up on Simonside.


This is one of the walks in Northumberland that is a must, so if you are making a visit to Northumberland and you can only do a few walks this is one that needs to be on your list.



Distances and driving times to starting point


Newcastle - Distance: 32 miles


Sunderland - Distance: 43 miles


Hexham - Distance: 31 miles


Alnwick - Distance: 20 miles


Edinburgh - Distance: 106 miles


 


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shepherd's notes

I had this walk published in 'The Northumbrian' magazine'.


JM wrote, 'I must agree that the views are spectacular and the climb was well worth the effort and the instructions very clear'.


SS wrote, ' This is one of my favorite walks in Northumberland and since buying the walk booklet from Shepherds Walks I have done it on my own and more recently with a group of friends'.



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Posted By: Simon Goodfellow | Sun 31st July 2011

I just completed this walk today. Stunning views over to the coast and one of the best walks in Northumberland we have done to date. Looking forward working our way through the Shepherds Walks.

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