Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

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The Cheviot Hills form a back drop for a true outdoor activity paradise. Glendale offers opportunities for all levels of walking, you can simply walk along the many miles of footpaths, bridleways and quiet country roads that criss cross the area, The Breamish (Ingram), Harthope and College valleys within The Northumberland National Park are majestic places to spend some time wandering in and around, or you could take in a mountain or two in the Cheviots.

Below are a few circular routes that you may wish to follow, the walks are waymarked. We'd suggest you go to the link in the left column and download the free map available for each route. You should also use the relevant OS or Harvey walker maps just to be sure. Please park considerately and take your litter home with you.

Glendale and The Cheviot Hills are a cycling paradise. There are routes for all abilities from a gentle family roll through the Milfield Plain to a full day of adventure around big hill country and twisting single track.

Ride out of Wooler and find yourself in cycling heaven, quiet country lanes and bridleways lend themselves to some of the finest biking in the country. Whether you prefer smooth or bumpy rubber on your tyres there are so many options to choose from you'll simply always find your curiosity drawn down that next turn-and Glendale doesn't have one roundabout or even a set of traffic lights within its 250 square miles footprint.
Cyclists have access to limitless terrain from Wooler - a designated cycle hub. Wooler Cycle Hub has no less than 7 way-marked routes. 
And for the serious cyclists, there is the Wooler Wheel sportive to tackle- The Wooler Wheel 100km route has 1474 metres of ascent, making it one of the more demanding routes on the UK sportive calendar!

Of course, you may wish to try a long distance cycling route which passes through North Northumberland- theSandstone Way. 122 miles of mountain biking terrain between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham, along the Sandstone Ridge in North Northumberland, passing numerous sandstone features like crags and outcrops. You can download a route map and guidance here

Click on the links for maps and directions for these local routes, courtesy of www.bikeroutes.org.uk.

There are many more on and off road routes around the area, try the bike routes website for more ideas.