Walking at Lindisfarne Castle Holy Island Northumberland
Hikes & Walks in Northumberland
England, United Kingdom
The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Northumberland County
Get to know the Northumberland National Park
A fourth of Northumberland is part of the popular national park. Sparsely populated today, archaeologists found evidence of people living there over 10,000 years ago. Besides its great history, Northumberland National Park is especially popular among hikers and walkers because of its landscape. Plenty of hills and mountain ranges shape the regions nature.
- One of its most popular elevations is the Cheviot Hills including the 815 m high Cheviot mountain. The routes here are more on the challenging side, so prepare to find some magnificent views on every mountain top.
- The Pennine Way is one of the best ways to explore the national park. The path is Great Britain’s oldest long-distance walk, and you could even walk from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, which is about 435 km.
- In the north of Northumberland National Park, the historic Hadrian’s Wall runs along the border of Scotland. To go on a sort of time travel, you can follow the official walkway between Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne.
- The Simonside Hills are also a perfect place to hike and walk. There is a selection of well-maintained routes suitable for different types of abilities. Miles and miles of paths are free to access with a starting point close to you, so you don’t have to drive far but start your adventure right away.