GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Colt Crag Reservoir

3 miles (5 km)

This walk visits the lovely Colt Crag Reservoir near Hexham and CorbridgeinNorthumberland.
It's a fine place for a peaceful stroll with a walking trail running along the southern side of the water. The area is great for wildlife too with red squirrels, roe deer, otters and great crested grebes. The grassland and woodland adjacent to the site provides ideal breeding habitat for thecuckoo,meadow pipit,whinchat, andwheatear birds.


NE48 4DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Colt Crag Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Colt Crag Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles south east there's the two Hallington Reservoir to visit. The St Oswald's Way can also be accessed in the adjacent village of Hallington.
Just to the north there's Sweethope Loughs where you'll find two nice fishing lakes with woodland and waterside paths.
The pleasant path along Whittle Dene Reservoir and the epic Hadrian's Wall Path can be picked up a little further to the south east.
To the north there's the popular Kielder Forest where you can visit the wildlife on the expansive Catcleugh Reservoir and see the delightful secluded waterfalls at Hindhope Linn.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.


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Colt Crag Reservoir track

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Boat House on the eastern side. The reservoir was constructed in 1880 and the boat house was built in 1884.

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Colt Crag Reservoir Wall

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The reservoir in early autumn


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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