Rothbury - Newtown - Lordenshaw

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Our walk takes us along the banks of the River Coquet and on to Newtown. From here we gently climb up to the edge of Simonside Forest where it's worth stopping along the route to admire the views behind you. A short section along a country lane brings us to Lordenshaw car park, where many people come to admire the cup-and-ring-marked rocks and fort remains. Easy walking now as we descend to Whitton Dean then walk along another quiet lane, passing Sharpe's Folly before reaching Whitton and a final stroll back to the car park.

England - North England - Northumberland - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/14/2022 - Robert Kitt

In summer: Sign post between 1 and 2 missing but the path between 2 and 3 is clearly visible down and to the left. Path from 6 to 7 invisible. However, follow clear path from car park for 50 metres and there is a clear path that branches to the right. This waymarked path takes you over the iron age fort (just mounds) and down to point 8. A great walk with lovely views.

11/4/2013 - alison scott

Some problems with the directions- at the 1st instruction there was no sign of a wicket gate across the path- probably this referred to one on the left, taking you down onto a path across the field, but as the instructions didn't say 'on your left' we missed this but found the path again at the footbridge in 2. At instruction 6. we did not know if the right fork was immediately after the waymarker post or further on, a little clarity would have helped, especially as we were in the middle of a heavy sleet shower and were unable to find any evidence of a gate into a conservation area. As the visibility was reduced we were unable to find 7 but by map reading found 8. A little more clarity and indication of distances in directions would be helpful!

1/3/2008 - Margaret Richardson

We did this super walk between Christmas and New year 2007. Excellent directions and the views even in winter were wonderful. Good under foot dispite very wet weather the day before, just a bit muddy in parts. Many thanks Julia

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