GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whittingham Walks

5 miles (8.7 km)

This pretty rural village in Northumberland sits in a scenic spot on the River Aln.
The historic settlement includes a 14th centurypele tower and a noteworthy old church with a tower dating from 900 AD. This circular walk from the village explores the countryside to the west before a visit to the nearby Thrunton Woods.
The walk starts in the village and heads east to follow footpaths past Whittingham Wood and along the Callaly Burn. You then follow country lanes south and east to Callaly Castle where you can enter Thrunton Woods. Here you can enjoy woodland trails to the fort at Castle Hill before heading north past Humbleton Hill. You can then follow another quiet country lane back to the village, passing Whittonlea Quarry on the way.


NE66 4UW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Whittingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Whittingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you will soon come to the popular town of Alnwick where you can pick up the Alnwick to Bamburgh Walk and visit the historic coastal castle. The wonderful Cragside Country Park, Hulne Park and Brizlee Wood are also located close by.
Just to the north west is the wonderful Ingram Valley where you can enjoy riverside trails and visit the splendid Linhope Spout waterfall.
To the west there's the circular Shepherds Cairn Walk which visits a memorial to two shepherds who lost their lives in the exceptionally cold winter of 1962. The walk starts from Alnham where there's a noteworthy Grade I listed 12th century church.


Whittingham Village Street - - 891480

Whittingham Village Street. Traditional Northumberland farming village

Whittingham - - 2383794

Nice view down to the village on a summer day.

Whittingham Wood - - 2186750

Whittingham Wood

Bridge over River Aln - - 3055608

Bridge over River Aln

Farmland near Whittingham (1) - - 2186761


Wall on the Whittingham to Callaly Road - - 149298

Wall on the Whittingham to Callaly Road. The well constructed stone wall surrounded the deer park of Callaly Castle.

Gateway and Lodge to Callaly Castle - - 527562

Gateway and Lodge to Callaly Castle. An imposing entrance to the castle which lies some way from the road.

Drystane dyke next to footpath to the south of Callaly Crag near Thrunton - - 2410266

Drystane dyke next to footpath to the south of Callaly Crag near Thrunton


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