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September 2021

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Coquet Valley Challenge Walk 2021

  • Distance: 13.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Maximum number of places per day: 125
  • Price Per Person: £27.50

walk notes

PLEASE NOTE - You can still book onto this event but you WILL NOT receive an event T-shirt.

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

The route is good underfoot. Waymarkers will also be in place to make for easy navigation.

As you complete the 14.5 miles challenge walk at your own pace you will pass through checkpoints and snacks and drinks will be available on the route.

Please do book early to avoid disappointment.