- Distance: 5 - 15 miles
- Time: 3 - 8 hours
- Difficulty: Difficult
- The Ingram Horseshoe – 5 miles
This wonderful walk explores some of the lower lying hills to the south of Ingram. These are packed full of Bronze Age burial cairns and settlements dating back to Iron Age and Roman times.
The walk involves some climbing, but you will be rewarded with some spectacular views of the Breamish Valley, the Simonside Hills and a sense of isolation, which is second to none.
- Broadstruther, from Wooler – 8 miles
The 'land of far horizons' is never more apparent than on this walk. Enjoy spectacular views of the Cheviot, Northumberland's highest peak, the deserted farmhouse of Broadstruther, with its eerie silence, and low lying hills to the remote but lived in farm of Commonburn House. This fascinating quiet walk is a striking contrast to the more popular walks in Northumberland.
- The Cheviot – 12 ½ miles
The Cheviot is the highest point in Northumberland (2,676 feet, 816 metres), so is therefore a must for anybody who walks in the area. The direct route from the Harthorpe burn valley which most people take is quite featureless, so this circular walk takes in two more summits, Cold Law, which in my opinion is a better vantage point than the Cheviot itself, and Broadhope Hill.
- The Schil – 15 miles
This wonderful walk explores my favourite part of the Cheviot Hills. You climb up along St Cuthbert's Way to the Border fence, from where you are treated to a real sense of isolation.
The highlight of the walk is the ascent of The Schil, from where you are treated to some of the most spectacular views in Northumberland. From there you drop down to the head of the College Valley, which must be one of the best known in Northumberland. After a quick visit to the Mountain Rescue Hut you drop down steeply to the valley floor.
Northumberland National Park Authority has worked closely with Shepherds Walks in the production of these guides.
The walks are very different from anything else we have produced at Shepherds Walks. It has been a two-year project and the result is a new style of walking guides.
The route maps and images of wildlife and plants that can be seen en route have been painted in watercolour by the highly acclaimed artist Tony Hopkins.
Each pack contains local information that will come in useful before visiting the regions the walks are based in.
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