Byrness - Chew Green - Browne Knowe

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We leave Bryness to follow the Pennine Way up onto Bryness Hill, where we are rewarded with some amazing views of Kielder Forest and Catcleugh Reservoir. A bracing walk along the ridge to Houx Hill and then onto Ravens Knowe, our highest point at 527 metres.

As we descend to Ogre Hill we can see the outlines in the hillside of the Roman fort of Chew Green and the medieval village of Kemylpethe, a section of the walk that is optional to visit, with a short walk into Scotland on the way. Leaving the border we follow the Border Country Ride down through the forest back to Bryness and our journey's end.

Do not attempt this walk without proper equipment. The area is remote and weather conditions change very quickly.

England - North England - Northumberland - Northumberland National Park

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
03/12/2014 - steve key

Did this walk 01/12/2014 on a crispy frosty sunny day...really excellent. At point 10 the path no longer goes through the trees as a huge amount of clear felling has taken place which has opened up the views virtually all the way back to the start. There are also loads of forest roads which you can use as alternative returns to extend the day.

03/12/2014 - steve key

Did this walk 01/12/2014 on a crispy frosty sunny day...really excellent. At point 10 the path no longer goes through the trees as a huge amount of clear felling has taken place which has opened up the views virtually all the way back to the start. There are also loads of forest roads which you can use as alternative returns to extend the day.

26/01/2011 - Pat McTiernan

I did this walk in Jan 2011, on reaching point 10 the Forestry commisson had closed the entrance probably due to tree felling. I chose not to turn back and found a marked path directing me to The Hearts Toe, this path was not very clear and I'm not sure that it is permitted.