Explore this attractive area of woodland and common land on this walk in the Northumberland National Park. It's a very peaceful area with lovely views of the Cheviot Hills, two pretty ponds and an easy access trail to try.
The town of Wooler is a popular base for walkers with direct access to the Cheviot Hills. The common is also a short walk from the town centre. Just follow the St Cuthbert's Way long distance trail south west and you soon come to the site.
You'll pass the King's Chair Hill and Kenterdale Hill before picking up a lovely trail along the Humbleton Burn.
There's some moderate climbing involved with the route reaching a height of over 700ft. From the high points there are splendid views over the surrounding hills and countryside.
To extend your walking in the area you could climb to Humbleton Hill for views towards the Scottish Hills and the Northumberland. It's a fairly short, steep climb from the town and includes the remains of an Iron Age Hillfort.
You could also continue west along the St Cuthbert's Way and visit Yeavering Bell with its a late-prehistoric Hill fort. St Cuthberts Cave can also be reached by following the trail north east from the town. The monks of Lindisfarne reputedly brought St. Cuthbert's body to the site in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island.
The Cheviot is also not too far from Wooler Common. If you head south west along the nearby Harthope Burn it will take you to Langleeford where our circular walk to the summit begins. From here you can also climb Hedgehope Hill.
A few miles to the north of the town you can enjoy a visit to Roughting Linn waterfall.
Wooler Common PostcodeNE71 6RJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Wooler
- Yeavering Bell - Climb to the summit of this hilll in the Cheviots and visit the largest Iron Age hillfort in the region
- St Cuthbert's Way - This walk runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island.
The route is typically walked from west to east in four stages:
Melrose to Harestanes - this section takes in Melrose Abbey, the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills before coming to the 18th century Monteviot House on the River Teviot at Harestanes.
Harestanes to Yetholm - a challenging section taking you to the highest and midway point of the route at the summit of Wideopen Hill
- The Cheviot - This circular walk climbs to the 815 m (2,674 ft) summit of the highest hill in the Cheviot hills
- Linhope Spout - This short walk takes you to this lovely waterfall in the Ingram Valley
- Ingram Valley - This walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park
- Humbleton Hill - Enjoy a walk to Humbleton Hill from Wooler and take in the great views over the Cheviot Hills.
The walk starts in the popular walking town of Wooler
- Roughting Linn - 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
- Hedgehope Hill - Climb to the 714 metres (2,343 ft) summit of Hedgehope Hill in the Cheviots on this challenging circular walk
- St Cuthberts Cave - This walk visits an interesting Sandstone cave near Belford in Northumberland
- Hepburn Woods - This walk visits Hepburn Woods in Northumberland
- Ros Castle -
Wooler Common Pubs/Cafes
Head into nearby Wooler and there's a good range of pubs and cafes. The Anchor Inn is a good choice with a friendly atmosphere and very good food at reasonable prices. You can find it on Cheviot St with a postcode of NE71 6LN. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles south east of the town and there's a cluster of interesting sites to visit. You can enjoy peaceful woodland trails in Hepburn Woods and climb to the Iron Age Hill Fort at Ros Castle for excellent views over the area. The splendid Chillingham Castle is also near here. The 13th century castle is said to be the most haunted in Britain. It's surrounded by gardens, lakes and fountains with easy footpaths to explore on.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheviots Walks and Northumberland Walks pages.