GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hartburn Glebe Woodland Walk

1 miles (1.5 km)

Explore these pretty little woods in the village of Hartburn on this short walk in Northumberland. A river runs through the area with a deep pool reputed to have been used to hide silver and valuables during Viking Raids.Look out for wildlife including red squirrels, badgers and otters and various interesting plants and flowers. There's also a splendid Grade ll listed grotto near the river. It was created in the 18th century as a changing area for ladies wishing to bathe in the Hart Burn.
Hartburn Glebe is situated about 6 miles (10km) to the west ofMorpeth.
To continue your walking in the area you could visit Wallington Hall. There's some lovely walks here in the grounds of a country house with lakes, woodland, parkland and a beautiful walled garden.


NE61 4JB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hartburn Glebe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hartburn Glebe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Footbridge at Hartburn - - 880708

Footbridge at Hartburn. An elaborate 18th Century bridge on the footpath leading to the nearby grotto

Location of Hartburn Grotto - - 1752983

Location of Hartburn Grotto. The grottois cut into the sandstone cliff on the right. The steps lead down into the cave entrance and the tunnel that leads back towards the river bank, below the path.

Hartburn Grotto - - 1752963

Dr Sharpe was vicar of Hartburn from 1749-92 and it was he who carved the grotto out of the sandstone cliff. The internal gothick arch which divides the larger outer chamber from the dark inner one reflects that in the footbridge at the southern end of the walk down to the grotto. This too, along with Tower House, were also built by Dr Sharpe. The two niches above the grotto entrance used to house statues of Adam and Eve. The tunnel is 15m long, roofed with large slabs (over which the path runs) but is now a crawl. It is said to have allowed discrete access for bathers from the cave to the river.

Bridge over stream - - 535572

Bridge over stream

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Hartburn Glebe.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)