Powburn Circular

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Our walk starts from the outskirts of Powburn, following the footpaths that pass the quarry with newly created ponds, then across the River Breamish. We pick up the old railway line that takes us up to Hedgeley Moor using a newly created Defra walk route, then around the new plantations and back down to the river. We follow it as it meanders around to Beanley, where we cross and pass the farm steadings. Continuing on along tracks and paths, we cross the pastureland to Shawdon and reach the railway line again. This leads us back to Powburn, passing behind the village to our start point, where a short stroll to the village finds the village pub or Hedgeley Services, where a few specialised shops and restaurant are situated.

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
8/18/2018 - Philip Robinson

The bridge at Waypoint 7 does exist as shown on the photo. [at Aug 2018] BUT there is a new footbridge between Waypoint 6 & 7 at approx. OS 81/068184 which could cause confusion when looking for the W/P 7 footbridge!

7/18/2016 - Jeanette Hardy

The bridge at point 7 no longer exists having been damaged and removed in some floods, unless you can walk across the ford, you can return to the start of the walk by following the track along the river - but it does cut the walk rather short

5/8/2013 - Beverly Tabor

Between points 6 and 7, as you walk along the fence of the plantation, about half way along, there is a wooden fence with no stile that has to be negotiated. Once over the fence, continue in the same direction along the edge of the plantation until turning right as directed At point 12 come down the path to the road and turn left. (The Railway Bridge is no longer there). The double gate is about 100 yards down the road on the right.

9/22/2009 - Josephine Davidson

Done this walk twice now both on hot sunny days!! It is a lovely walk and ideal for dogs as there are no stiles and plenty of places to cool down in the river. One little bit of confusion in the directions - when you cross the first bridge over the river (near the quarry) ignore the directions about "follow the track up to the gateway, where just before on the left corner-post you will see another white arrow." - just follow the main track as it bends first around to the right then back around to the left uphill and it will bring you to a metal gate which you go through to bring you in front of a row of houses. And it's still a lovely walk.

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