GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mitford Walk

2 miles (3.4 km)

A short circular walk around the pretty Northumberland village of Mitford visiting the remains of the old castle.
The little village is located just to the west of Morpeth. From the village you can pick up country lanes and footpaths to take you over the River Wansbeck and then around the old castle. The Grade I listed castle dates from the 11th century and sits on a small hill above the River Wansbeck in the village. It's a photogenic spot and a nice place for a stroll with the Normanmotte and baileycastle surrounded by pleasant countryside and woodland. From the elevated position of the ruins there are fine views of Northumberland to enjoy. You can then enjoy a stroll around the village itself where you can see the confluence of the River Wansbeck and the River Font.


NE61 3PR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mitford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mitford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village there's the Plough Inn for some post walk refreshment. It's a fine country pub with a good menu and some outdoor seating. You can find them at postcode NE61 3PR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The village and surrounding area make for a fine dog walk and the Plough mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head towards Morpeth and you can visit another historic castle and the scenic Wansbeck Riverside Country Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.


Mitford Castle

Mitford Castleis a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building at Mitford, Northumberland, England.

Weir at Mitford - - 305932

Weir at Mitford

Thatched Cottage by the River Font , Mitford - - 613733

Thatched Cottage by the River Font , Mitford

Snowdrops by the lych gate at Mitford Church - - 608806

Snowdrops by the lych gate at Mitford Church

The River Font, Mitford - - 613735

The River Font in the village.

River Wansbeck at Mitford - - 1044451

River Wansbeck. Looking upstream from the bridge at Mitford, just upstream from the confluence with the River Font.


GPS Files

GPX File

Mitford.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Mitford.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)