This walk takes you along the Weardale Way long distance trail from Hexham to Chester's Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. It's about a 6.5 mile walk from the town to the fort using the waymarked trail. It passes through some lovely countryside with river views and a stretch along the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail towards the end of the route.
You can pick up the trail in the town and follow it north over the River Tyne at Hexham Bridge. You'll pass Tyne Green Country park on your left hand side. There's some lovely views of the river and tree lined paths here.
Keep heading north through the countryside to Acomb and Fallowfield. Shortly after you will meet with Hadrian's Wall Path which you can follow west to Chester's, next to the village of Walwick. Also known as Cilurnum it is considered to be the best preserved Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian's Wall. The site is now preserved by English Heritage as Chester's Roman Fort. There is a museum on the site, housing finds from the fort and elsewhere along the wall.
To extend your walking in the area you can further explore Tyne Green Country Park. The riverside park has some lovely trails and good opportunities for bird watching.
The Hexham to Corbridge Walk is also a popular one. It takes you through some pleasant woodland before riverside trails along Devil's Water and the River Tyne. There's also a visit tot he fascinating Corbridge Roman Fort. In Corbridge you can take a trip to the 13th century Aydon Castle and enjoy walks along the Cor Burn and the walled orchard.
Also nearby is Allen Banks and Staward Gorge. The National Trust owned site includes a beautiful wooded gorge with waterfalls and a nature reserve. There's some nice circular walks to do here.
You can also continue along the Weardale Way. Follow it south and it will take you to Slalely Forest, the pretty village of Blanchland and the lovely Derwent Reservoir.