Hartburn Circular

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Our walk takes us through the semi-natural deciduous woodland and pastures around the 'Hart burn' then across to the sleepy hamlet of Middleton where a pub can replenish our thirst. From here we cross the meadows alongside the River Wansbeck before walking back to Hartburn village with its church, full of history, and a visit to the Glebe Woods Nature Reserve and Hartburn Grotto, said, by Guy of Warwick, to have been inhabited by a Dragon!

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
4/16/2017 - Graham Martin

Please note, the second wood refereed to in instruction 2 has now been destroyed. We suspect there are a few right of way blockages between 2 and 3 which I have reported to the County Council. Also please note that this is not dog friendly, the stiles in note 7 are fairly difficult on two legs and there is no alternative means of getting through.

1/23/2012 - Suzette Maguire

We had a lovely day for this walk but I wouldn't recommend attempting it without the recommended Explorer map.

11/2/2010 - David Scholey

A lovely walk Julia and we were privileged enough to have a red squirrel watch us eating at point 5, just before the first gate where there is a break in the fence with a grassy knoll overlooking the steep cliff to the river below. So well worth visiting again. A few constructive comments though: Point 3 It is necessary to physically turn right to meet the gate with a cross road of bridlepaths I suspect that when you did the walk there was a path over the field. It has been ploughed and is no longer there so it is necessary to continue following the field to its end then left again to the bottom and left again for a few hundred yards to reach the wicket gate. Point 7 This field too has been ploughed and no path exists across it. You now need to follow the grassy area to your left around 3 sides of the field to reach the wicket gate, stile and footbridge. Point 9 Where you mention bearing right this should be bear left, we found out the hard way! lol Point 12 We couldn't find the 2nd wicket gate and it took some doing to find the 3rd. Despite all these comments it is a lovely walk, though it looks as though it is rarely walked. I hope others will try it. A lovely day. Moira & Dave

5/27/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Julia Ewart for updating this walk - May 2010. Adrian (Admin)

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