GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Norham Walks

4 miles (6 km)

This Northumberland village is located on theRiver Tweednext to the Scottish border.
This walk from the village takes you along the river to the neighbouring village of Horncliffe, visiting the historic Norham Castle on the way.
Starting in the village head north to meet up with the riverside path. Follow the trail east and you will soon come to the castle ruins which are run by English Heritage. It's a signficant site, dating back to the 12th century and designated as a Grade I listed building. It was regularly besieged by the Scots including Robert the Bruce during the 14th century.
After exploring the castle you continue east past St Thomas' Island before coming to Horncliffe. The settlement is notable as the most northerly village inEngland.
You can extend the walk by continuing east all the way to Berwick where you can pick up the Berwickshire Coastal Path. Head west to Coldstream and you could explore the lovely Hirsel Estate.

Postcode

TD15 2LB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Norham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Norham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Norham

  • Berwick Walls Walk - Explore the Elizabethan town walls of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on this interesting circular walk
  • Berwickshire Coastal Path - Follow the Berwickshire Coastal Path from Berwick on Tweed in Northumberland, to Cockburnspath, in the Scottish Borders.
    There's some spectacular coastal scenery to enjoy as you pass along the Northumberland and Scottish cliff tops
  • 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
  • St Cuthberts Cave - This walk visits an interestingSandstone cave near Belford in Northumberland
  • Kyloe Woods - This walk visits Kyloe Woods in the Northumberland National Park
  • Kelso - This town in the Scottish Borders is a fine place for riverside walking.
  • Stichill Linn - This walk visits the pretty Stichill Linn Waterfall in the Scottish Borders near Kelso.
  • Borders Abbeys Way - Explore the Scottish Borders and visit several historical ruined abbeys on this interesting and beautiful circular walk
  • Eildon Hills - This circular walk climbs to a series of wonderful viewpoints above the town of Melrose on the Scottish Borders
  • Leaderfoot Viaduct - This walk takes you to the impressive Leaderfoot Viaduct in Melrose on the Scottish Borders
  • Southern Upland Way - This splendid route is one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland and is Britain's first official coast to coast long distance foot-path
  • St Cuthbert's Way - This walk runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island
  • Scotts View - This walk visits a splendid viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose.

Pubs/Cafes

The Masons Arms is a former coaching inn and one of the oldest buildings in the village. There's a charming interior with a Younger's brewery mirror, collections of fishing gear and joinery tools and photos of bygone Norham.Inside there's a cosy fire and outside, a nice garden area. You can find them on West Street at postcode TD15 2LB for your sat navs.

Photos

Norham Market Cross - geograph.org.uk - 2614326

Norham Market Cross

Norham Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1713636

Norham Castle situated above the banks of the River Tweed. There were lots of corvids flying around preparing to begin nest building. J.M.W Turner painted the castle in 1845. The painting hangs inTate Britain and is namedNorham Castle, Sunrise(1845). It is luminously near-abstract and is considered to be one of the great treasures of the collection.

Green, Norham - geograph.org.uk - 2339147

Green, Norham

Riverside path between Horncliffe and Norham - geograph.org.uk - 3377900

Riverside path between Horncliffe and Norham

Under Greenhill Shiel - geograph.org.uk - 3377920

Under Greenhill Shiel

Ladykirk and Norham Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 3396212

Ladykirk and Norham Bridge. The 19th-centuryLadykirk and Norham Bridgeis a late stoneroad bridgethat connects the village withLadykirkin theScottish Borders.

Footpath alongside the Tweed - geograph.org.uk - 4397146

Footpath alongside the Tweed

Horncliffe from the river bank - geograph.org.uk - 4188721

Horncliffe from the river bank

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Norham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)