GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Around Morpeth Walk

7 miles (11 km)

Enjoy nice trails along the Wansbeck River in the historic market town of Morpeth in Northumberland. The attractive town includes a number of fine Georgian buildings and a lovely riverside park.
This circular walk starts in the delightful Carlisle park where there's nice views of the river and the Grade I listed Morpeth Castle. You then head towards Bothal on a mixture of riverside trails and woodland valley paths. There's trails on either side of the river with the route eventually returning to Carlisle Park. From the park you can continue west along the river and then cross the bridge leading to the town. Here you can visit Morpeth Clock Tower, one of the town's most well know landmarks. It was constructed sometime between 1604 and 1634 out of recycled Medieval stone giving it its much older appearance.
You should also visit the Morpeth Chantry, a 13th-century chapel that now houses the town's tourist information centre and theMorpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.
To extend the walk continue east towards Ashington and visit the lovely Wansbeck Riverside Country Park. Here you'll find 275 acres of riverside parkland with peaceful woodland trails.
Also near Morpeth is the climb to Shaftoe Crags where you can enjoy interesting rock formations and fine views over the Northumberland countryside.

Morpeth Postcode

NE61 1YD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Morpeth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Morpeth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Morpeth

  • Plessey Woods Country Park - This pretty country park is situated on the River Blyth at Hartford Bridge, 5 miles south of Morpeth
  • Humford Woods - These woods in Bedlington have nice trails to follow along the River Blyth
  • Bedlington Country Park - Enjoy nice woodland trails along the River Blyth in this country park in Bedlington, Northumberland
  • Wansbeck Riverside Country Park - Enjoy 275 acres of riverside parkland in this delightful country park near Ashington
  • Bedlington Country Park - Enjoy nice woodland trails along the River Blyth in this country park in Bedlington, Northumberland
  • Shaftoe Crags - Climb to Shaftoe Crags and enjoy far ranging views over the Northumberland countryside on this walk near Morpeth
  • Bolam Lake Country Park - Enjoy peaceful lakeside walking and cycling in this delightful country park in Northumberland
  • Wallington Hall - Explore the Wallington estate on this walk in Northumberland
  • Hartburn Glebe - Explore these pretty little woods in the village of Hartburn on this short walk in Northumberland

Photos

River Wansbeck at Morpeth from Carlisle Park - geograph.org.uk - 137733

River Wansbeck at Morpeth from Carlisle Park

Footpath to Park Houses - geograph.org.uk - 116403

Footpath to Park Houses

United Reformed Church in Morpeth from across the Wansbeck River in Northumberland, United Kingdom

United Reformed Church in Morpeth from across the Wansbeck River

The River Wansbeck, from Oldgate Bridge, Morpeth (geograph 3991452)

The River Wansbeck, from Oldgate Bridge, Morpeth

Stepping Stones, Bothal - geograph.org.uk - 363942

Stepping Stones, Bothal

Gardens in Carlisle Park - geograph.org.uk - 943736

Gardens in Carlisle Park

Carlisle Park - looking towards Morpeth Court - geograph.org.uk - 943737

Carlisle Park

Elliott Bridge and entrance to Carlisle Park - geograph.org.uk - 943662

Elliott Bridge and entrance to Carlisle Park

GPS Files

GPX File

Morpeth.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Morpeth.mmo (right click - 'Save As')