GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hedgehope Hill

6 miles (9 km)

Climb to the 714 metres (2,343ft) summit of Hedgehope Hill in the Cheviots on this challenging circular walk. The walk begins at the parking area at Langleeford by the Harthope Burn. You then ascend towards Housey Crags and Long Crags and onto the summit where there are fabulous views towards the coast and Lindisfarne Castle. You can descend the same way or head towards Harthope Linn waterfall where you can follow the Harthope Burn back to Langleeford.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb the The Cheviot and Windy Gyle or pick up the Pennine Way.
The hill is located just to the south of the popular town of Wooler, which is a great base for walkers. Here you can visit the woodland of Wooler Common and enjoy a climb Humbleton Hill with its Iron Age Hillfort.

Postcode

NE71 6RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hedgehope Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hedgehope Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head into the nearby town of 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 Street 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 short distance south of the hill and you can visit one of the highlights of the area at Linhope Spout. The waterfall is an impressive 60 foot (18m) chute of water landing into a deep plunge pool below.
To the east of the hill 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.
A few miles to the north there's another 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. Both of these sites are just over 4 miles north of the hill.
To the south west there's Davidson's Linn to visit. The picturesque and remote waterfall is situated on the Usway Burn and a lovely spot for a picnic and a paddle.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheviots Walks and Northumberland Walks pages.

Photos

Hedgehope Hill - geograph.org.uk - 17014

View of the hill from the south

Top of Hedgehope Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1507896

Top of Hedgehope Hill

Ancient fence posts on Hedgehope Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1507873

Ancient fence posts on the hill. Marked as a fence on the map!

Trig point on the summit of Hedgehope Hill - geograph.org.uk - 414138

Trig point on the summit of Hedgehope Hill

Harthope Linn - geograph.org.uk - 17165

Harthope Linn. Waterfall in Langleeford Vale at the foot (south) of The Cheviot. These pretty falls are located about a mile north west of the hill summit.

Long Crags - geograph.org.uk - 2876732

Long Crags. These striking rocky crags are located just to the north east of the hill on the ascent.

On the top of Housey Crags - geograph.org.uk - 4603973

On the top of Housey Crags

Permissive footpath above Harthope Burn - geograph.org.uk - 4603954

Permissive footpath above Harthope Burn

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Hedgehope Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)