GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ovingham and Ovington Walks

3 miles (5.6 km)

These two neighbouring villages are located in a pleasant spot on the River Tyne in Northumberland.
This circular walk visits the two villages and explores the Tyne Riverside Country Park and the pretty Whittle Dene Woodland.
You can start the walk from the train station or the car park at the country park. Then cross Ovingham Bridge and head west along the river to Alder Wood and Ovington. You can then follow public footpaths east to visit Whittle Dene where you will find some pleasant woodland trails, streams and the ruins of the old corn mill. The woods are located just north of Ovingham and are a peaceful and scenic place for a local walk.
The route then heads south to return to Ovingham.
To extend the walk you could continue north through Whittle Dene Woods to visit Whittle Dene Reservoir where you can pick up the epic Hadrian's Wall Path.
Head east and you could visit nearby Wylam and Stephenson's Cottage where you can learn about the great railway pioneer George Stephenson.

Ovingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ovingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ovingham

  • Tyne Riverside Country Park - This park follows the River Tyne for four miles through 200 acres of meadows, chalk grassland, woodland and river bank
  • Wylam - This pleasant riverside village is located in a lovely spot, a few miles west of Newcastle
  • Hadrian's Wall Path - Starting in Wallsend near the east coast of England, head across the country to Bowness-on-Solway along this wonderful trail that follows the famous Roman wall
  • Whittle Dene Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this scenic group of reservoirs next to Hadrian's Wall
  • Newburn to Wylam Walk - This circular walk takes you from Newburn to Wylam along a section of the River Tyne
  • Gateshead - This major north east town has a number of good options for walkers with two significant waymarked trails running through the area
  • Colt Crag Reservoir - This walk visits the lovely Colt Crag Reservoir near Hexham and CorbridgeinNorthumberland.
  • Sweethope Loughs - This walk visits the Sweethope Loughs in Northumberland, near Bellingham.
  • Riding Mill - This walk from the Northumberland village of Riding Mill takes you along a pleasant section of the River Tyne to Dilston via Corbridge
  • Newcastle - Newcastle upon Tyne is the most populous city in the North East of England
  • Keelmans Way - This 10 mile walking and cycling trail runs along the River Tyne from Wylam to the upper reaches of the Tyne and the Derwent Walk Country Park in Gateshead.
  • Ponteland - This Northumberland based town is located just east of Newcastle
  • Heddon on the Wall - This village in Northumberland is located on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.
  • Stocksfield - This Northumberland based village is located on the River Tyne between Riding Mill and Ovingham.

Photos

Ovingham Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2231927

Ovingham Bridge

Tyne Riverside Country Park west of Ovingham Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2598838

Tyne Riverside Country Park west of Ovingham Bridge

The packhorse bridge over Whittle Burn (4) - geograph.org.uk - 1065928

The packhorse bridge over Whittle Burn in Ovingham

Ovingham Village Green - geograph.org.uk - 2100955

Ovingham Village Green

Ovington village green - geograph.org.uk - 3655388

Ovington village green

Whittle Dean weir - geograph.org.uk - 53692

Whittle Dean weir

Whittle Dene Corn Mill - geograph.org.uk - 951112

Whittle Dene Corn Mill

View over Whittle Dene - geograph.org.uk - 2100864

View over Whittle Dene

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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