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Elsdon Valley Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Elsdon, Northumberland, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 344 feet Route Type: Loop



partially paved



historic site

A circular walk from the pretty village of Elsdon in Northumberland. Elsdon is the most complete example of a medieval settlement within the Northumberland National Park and you will have chance to see the remains of a motte and bailey castle, a medieval peel tower, an old pinfold and the beautiful old church. The walking route performs a simple loop across the surrounding open hills and moorland with stunning views throughout. The walk follows a tarmac farm access lane for the first mile and then crosses the open moors and fields for the return leg. The fields can get a little boggy in part after wet weather and in winter and the hay fields can be quite long so good boots are a must. There are several steady climbs and descents throughout. For almost the entire route you will be sharing the moorland with sheep and cattle so take care with dogs. You will need to negotiate a number of gates, footbridges, steps and five stiles. Two of the stiles are ladder stiles over stone walls (although the adjacent gates for these may well be open) and the other three are step stiles over wire fencing (these have no gaps underneath so dogs may need a lift over). Approximate time 1.5 hours.

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