Whittonstall - Skirted Shotley Bridge - Newlands - Skirted Ebchester - Whittonstall

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in.

Field-paths, quiet roads, riverside paths, woods and lanes is the composition of this diverse walk in the rolling hills just to the north-east of Consett. The whole of the walk lies on the north side of the Northumberland / Durham County border. Starting from the lofty village of Whittonstall the walk descends the valley of the River Derwent, where it levels off before climbing through a series of picturesque woods back to the start.

The village of Whittonstall sits high on a ridge between the valleys of the River Tyne to the north and the River Derwent to the south. From the village the walk starts a very gradual descent through fields to intersect a long straight road that drops more steeply down to the River Derwent at Shotley Bridge. Very pleasant riverside- and field-walking follows, together with a visit through three small pleasant woods before arriving at the hamlet of Newlands. A short road-walk returns you down to the River Derwent, after which come a long section of walking through delightful woods as the route climbs up from the river. The final part of the walk involves field-paths and a stony lane for the return to Whittonstall.

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland

Walkingworld members near this walk

Accommodation
Distance away
15.6 Miles
Holidays and activities
Distance away
15.6 Miles
15.6 Miles
Publications
Distance away
18 Miles