GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

The Cheviot Walk

9 miles (14 km)

This circular walk climbs to the 815m (2,674ft) summit of the highest hill in the Cheviot hills. The walk begins at the parking area at Langleeford by the Harthope Burn. The route then ascends along public footpaths and with the burn on your left. You continue to Cairn Hill passing the pretty Harthope Linn waterfall on the way. At Cairn Hill you pick up the Pennine Way to take you to the summit. This section takes place on stone slabs through an area of peat bog. At the summit you can enjoy excellent views of the North Sea, the Lake District Fells, Cross Fell and the Lammermuir Hills. You then descend back to Langleeford via Scald Hill.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the Cheviots you could climb Windy Gyle or pick up the Pennine Way.
The hill is also located close to the town of Wooler where you can enjoy some nice trails around Wooler Common. Near here you can pick up the Harthope Burn which will lead you to the start point for this walk at Langleeford.


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

The Cheviot OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

The Cheviot Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


A few miles to the north east there's the town of Wooler where you'll find a number 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

A few miles to the north there's another popular climb to Yeavering Bell. There's a 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.
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 page.


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The Cheviot. View south across Langleeford Vale, with Comb Fell on right.

Approaching the summit of The Cheviot - - 1510705

Approaching the summit

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Taken from the lower slope, looking down to Scald Hill with Wooler and, 18 miles away, the sea. The photo was taken on Dec 31st 2004, it was bitterly cold but absolutely clear

Causeway across the Cheviot plateau - - 1421280

Causeway across the Cheviot plateau. The last kilometre or so of ascent from the Wooler direction has been made much easier by this stone causeway.

Leaving The Cheviot - - 2680667

Just before the descent

The Cheviot, Summit 815m - - 268115

Summit Pillar at 815m

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Looking south over Coldburn Hill to The Cheviot.

From Dere Street towards the Cheviot - - 404595

From Dere Street towards the Cheviot. The stand of Scots Pine across the moor adds interest to the middle distance. The hill dominates the distant view.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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