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#5 of 10 national parks in England

Best trails in Northumberland National Park

274 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Northumberland National Park, Northumberland? AllTrails has 57 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Northumberland National Park ranging from 1.5 to 15.7 miles and from 190 to 2,687 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Northumberland National Park covers an area of more than 1,050 square kilometres between the Scottish border in the north to just south of Hadrian's Wall, and is one of the least populated and least visited of the National Parks. The park lies entirely within Northumberland and covers roughly a quarter of the county. In the north are the Cheviot Hills, a range of hills that mark the border between England and Scotland. Further south, the hills give way to areas of rolling moorland, some of which have been covered by forestry plantations to form Kielder Forest. The southernmost part of the park covers the dramatic central section of Hadrian's Wall, dating from the Roman occupation. The 10,000-year history of human habitation of the region is explored through the many archaeological sites, ranging from prehistoric monuments and Roman remains to Pele towers, constructed as a defence against Border Reivers. The park offers visitors a chance to explore these historical sites as well as numerous other opportunities for walking and hiking.

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Map of trails in Northumberland National Park
Park information
Acreage:
259,460 acres
Contact
+44 1434 605555
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Top trails (57)
#1 - Simonside and Dove Crag
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
The Simonside Hills lie within Northumberland National Park on the northern-most edge of Harwood forest and have beckoned walkers for years because of their wild and rugged beauty. The range dominatesShow more
#2 - Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Loop
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Loop is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hexham, Northumberland, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#3 - Crag Loch and Hadrians Wall Circular Walk
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
A circular walk that allows you to explore Hadrian Wall, Steel Rigg, and Crag Loch. On this walk, you will be able to see the most majestic views of Hadrian's Wall which was built with a similarity toShow more
#4 - Crag Lough and Vindolanda Fort Trail Loop
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
A round trail along the most beautiful part of Hadrian's Wall. If you want to visit both historic sites on the way - Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda Roman Town - plan a full day.Show more
#5 - Hareshaw Linn Waterfall
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
A walk to visit the enchanting waterfall, Hareshaw Linn, in Northumberland. The walk leaves the village of Bellingham and follows the pretty stream, Hareshaw Burn, up along the gorge through beautifulShow more
#6 - Linhope Spout
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
On the Linhope Spout walk, you will get majestic views of the waterfall and be able to see many wildlife species such as the famous red squirrel. If you look carefully you may even be able to spot a cShow more
#7 - Circular Cairn Hill - The Cheviot - Scald Hill
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
It is recommended that you wear waterproof and high boots for this route. There is a parking lot where you leave the car and then you follow the road walking till it ends right after passing a cottageShow more
#8 - Simonside: Red Route
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Simonside: Red Route is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Morpeth, Northumberland, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#9 - Sill and Sycamore Gap
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
A circular walk around Sycamore Gap, one of the most prominent places for scenic views and photography. Sycamore Gap or also known as Robin Hood Tree is located in between Castle Nick and from its poiShow more
#10 - Simonside Hills Walk
Northumberland National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
This circular walk takes you to the fell sandstones in Simonside Hills that were created hundred of years ago. Simonside Hills is an important to the Bronze Age and contains years of history. AdditionShow more
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