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Valley of Rothbury walk, Northumberland

Walk 26 - The Valley of Rothbury

This superb walk explores one of the prettiest areas in the Coquet Valley.

Truly stunning walk, your breath will be taken away.

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walk summary

This superb walk explores one of the prettiest areas in the Coquet Valley. First of all you rise up to the north of Rothbury, with great views of the old race course, before dropping down to the lovely village of Thropton, with its two pubs which make for an ideal lunch spot.

From there you cross the valley floor before you rise up and pass Tosson limekiln on your way up to the Simonside hills, from where you are treated to some superb views of the coast, Fontburn Reservoir and Rothbury.

On your return leg you pass an Iron Age hill fort and a folly built in the 18th century.

A great walk. Strong shoes are essential and donít forget your waterproofs.

There is plenty of climbing involved in this walk as you climb up each side of the valley and this is now one of my favorite walks in Northumberland.

Distances and driving times to starting point

Newcastle - Distance: 31 miles

Sunderland - Distance: 42 miles

Hexham - Distance: 39 miles

Alnwick - Distance: 15 miles

Edinburgh - Distance: 88 miles


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shepherd's notes

A superb walk, a fair bit of climbing involved.

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Traditionally Printed Booklet £2.00
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Full set of 26 walks in Northumberland (booklets) £25.00

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Posted By: James Storey | Thu 29th December 2011

Lovely walk, we found it had a fair bit of climbing in but stunning walk. Will do it again someday as great views and great description. My first of many Shepherds walks!

Posted By: Phil Hawyes | Sun 2nd August 2015

Just a big thank you to Shepherd walks, walked this route yesterday, absolutely loved it from start to finish, the best 50p I've ever spent!

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