Enjoy a walk from the village of Ford to this beautiful hidden gem in Northumberland.
The walk starts at the remains of Ford castle and heads east into some beautiful countryside. You pass the Ford Moss Nature Reserve where you can see birds such as red grouse, meadow pipit and woodcock. You can also see reptiles such as common lizards and adders.
You continue from the reserve towards Goatscrag Hill before coming to the beautiful waterfall on the Broomridgedean Burn. Return to Ford on the same path.
Ford is located just a few miles north of the popular walking town of Wooler. Here you can extend your walking in the area by visting Wooler Common or climbing Humbleton Hill.
PostcodeTD15 2QF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Not far to the south there's a popular climb to Yeavering Bell. There's a particularly large Iron Age Hillfort and more fine views from the summit of this noteworthy hill. Near the fort there's the beautiful College Valley where you can enjoy waterside trails along the College Burn to the pretty Hethpool Linn waterfall.
Just a few miles to the east there's the historically fascinating St Cuthberts Cave. The monks of Lindisfarne reputedly brought St. Cuthbert's body to the site in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island. Near the cave there's also the peaceful woodland trails and steep rock climbing cliffs in the adjacent Kyloe Woods.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.