Glanton - Shawdon Hall - Bolton Circular

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A lovely countryside walk whatever the season; leaving the village of Glanton we walk through Shawdon Wood and around Shawdon Hall, with plenty of wildlife and a pond to see along the way. Across further pastureland we reach the small village of Bolton and then it's on to the edge of Whittingham, where an optional excursion to the village can be made. Straight on from here takes us back to Glanton, where the pub can quench any thirst acquired.

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
19/06/2014 - Jean Pipes

Had several problems with this walk. Firstly all very overgrown and not many way markers. Encountered dangerous style with low step and barbed wire on top, only way to get our 2 large dogs over was to lift them over. When we reached gate at no 9 (grid ref NU096 141) there was red sign on gate saying 'Bull in field Do not enter' and as we could clearly see livestock ahead we had no choice but to abandon our walk and find our way via road back to the start. Very disappointing

26/05/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Julia Ewart for her updates for this walk. May 2011. Adrian (Admin)

16/05/2011 - Henry Bryce

Please note that the bridge indicated at point 3 has been dismantled and only the embankment remains. The finger post is still there but the path is very overgrown to the stile.

05/03/2006 - Julia Ewart

Route walked 5/3/06. No problems found, though no stock in the fields. Millions of Snowdrops seen along the way.

09/08/2004 - Brian Walton

Beware of the bulls. Attempted this walk on 7/08/04, there were bulls in the fields both sides of Shawdon Hall, however we managed to navigate our way around these. But the fields between West Bolton Farm and Low Barton were occupied by a large herd of young bulls that charged at us. This was quite scary, and as there was no way around them we had to abort the walk. Also there has not been a pub in Whittingham for a few years now.

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