GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hallington Reservoir

4 miles (6.2 km)

This walk visits the Hallington Reservoirs in Northumberland, near Hexham.
You can reach the two reservoirs by following a pleasant country lane north from the little village of Hallington, using a section of the St Oswald's Way. After about half a mile or so another footpath branches off to the west, leading to the reservoirs. Here you can follow a causeway between the two reservoirs, with lovely views over the water. The area is also good for flora and fauna with attractive Scots pine woodland to enjoy. Look out for wildlife on the water including wigeon,teal and dunlin.
You can extend the walk by continuing north west to Little Swinburne and Colt Crag Reservoir, where there's another pleasant waterside trail to try.


NE46 4TP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hallington Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hallington Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south and you can enjoy another lakeside trail around Whittle Dene Reservoir on the epic Hadrian's Wall Path.
Just to the north of Colt Crag there's Sweethope Loughs where you'll find two nice fishing lakes with woodland and waterside paths.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.


The causeway over the north end of Hallington Reservoirs - - 625021

The causeway over the north end of Hallington Reservoirs

The causeway across Hallington Reservoirs - - 625036

Another view of the causeway

Hallington Reservoirs - - 625024

Hallington Reservoirs

Hallington West Reservoir - - 247432

Hallington West Reservoir. Built at the end of the 19th century to provide water for Newcastle and Gateshead

Hallington - - 2572480

Hallington village

Whittledean Watercourse - - 1264711

Whittledean Watercourse near the village. Carrying water away from Hallington Reservoir.

Hallington Hall - - 624282

Hallington Hall, just west of the village

Bridge over Hallington Burn - - 624281

Bridge over Hallington Burn


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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