Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

Activities

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Running

Location

A 14 mile trail race from Kirk Yetholm to Wooler following the St. Cuthbert's Way
Trailoutlaws Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
Running

Location

Wooler Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park and includes many splendid uninterrupted views to the far horizon and many undulations along the way. The race starts in Wooler before heading towards some of the best views in the country, if not...
The Chevy Chase
Running

Location

Contact Information

Phone
01668 281640
The Race is a 20-mile journey through some of the finest upland scenery in Northumberland giving both walkers and runners the opportunity to channel their energies into a rewarding and demanding personal challenge.
The McWilliams Round
Running

Location

A new round for the North East of England designed by Glen McWilliams of Wooler and Northumberland Fell runners. The round is in three sections, and is designed to be done at your leisure.
Hedgehope Winter Wipeout
Running

Location

Looking for a way to blast off those cobwebs following the festive season? Here’s a half marathon for the hardy souls only – summer runners look away now! Hedgehope is the second highest peak in the Cheviots and is regarded by many as the jewel in the...
North East Guides
Leisure Activities
We aim to cater for all your outdoor needs. Some of the services we provide are: Guided walks in Northumberland, the North Pennines, and Lake District - a full, year round programme will be available.
The Cheviot Hills and Wooler from Weetwood Bank
Cycling 1  

Cycle through 8,000 years of history within beautiful Glendale....

"The immense rolling land seems to go on for ever and ever," wrote a Northumberland natural historian half a century ago, and a hugely appealing feature of the cycle routes described here is the vast and ageless nature of the countryside they explore.

Here you will find the very roots of the earth, the ground-down remnants of volcanic convulsions which shaped the land 400 million years ago. You will witness 5000 years of human existence, from enigmatic stone-age rock art, through castles and bastles, to reminders of the destructive conflicts of the twentieth century.

The seven routes take you from heather moorland punctuated by soaring rocky tors to fertile agricultural plains and sweeping coastal views, through pretty villages and past isolated farmsteads whose sturdy walls seem to hunker down against the keen breezes from the Cheviot Hills. Travelling on two wheels is the ideal way to 'feel' this countryside rather than just see it, and the routes are designed to ensure a truly exhilarating and inspiring break.

The routes radiate out from the attractive market town of Wooler, heading eastwards through the Northumberland National Park to the twin villages of Yetholm straddling the England-Scotland border (Route 1) and along the remote College Valley (Route 2); northwards to the working watermill, Castle and miniature railway of Ford & Etal (Route 3); to the coast for the dramatic, atmospheric Holy Island (Route 4); southwards to Ingram, in the heart of the Cheviot Hills (Route 6) and to the romantic Chillingham Castle and park with its wild white cattle (Route 5); and - for a challenging mountain bike ride - steeply up and over the hills southwest of Wooler to reach the picturesque Harthope Valley (Route 7).

You may arrive by cycle or bring your own, or if cycling is just one of the activities you plan while on your break you could hire a bike from a local outlet. Either way, your adventure starts here. To download route maps please click on the following link Wooler Cycle Hub route map. This will open a low resolution pdf file. High quality, A2 sized, folded, printed versions of the map are on sale at Wooler Tourist Information Centre at £2.95 each.

Cycle hire is available at Haugh Head Garage (1 mile south of town). Please contact Michael Strangeways, telephone: 01668 281316. Ron's Taxi Service can transport cycles around the Glendale area. Please contact Ron Hood, telephone: 01668 281281 or 07778 543907.

Cycling 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
13.5 mile
Terrain
Road route

Suitable for all bikes - entirely on metalled roads - mostly on quiet minor roads. One steep hill to start with, then mainly level with a spectacular downhill ride just before the end.

Harthope Valley
Cycling 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
9 miles
Terrain
On and off road sections

This ride brings you into one of Cheviot's most delightful valleys. There are some optional extras and the distance quoted is just into the valley and back. Whilst there is a rough track section on this route it can be negotiated carefully on a road bike.

Cycling 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
17 miles
Terrain
Some off road sections

This is only really suitable for mountain bikes as it takes in rough tracks and four fords. The route can be started in Wooler if you prefer.

St. Cuthbert's Cave
Cycling 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
26 miles
Terrain
some off road sections

An excellent excursion over a variety of terrain and while the route could never be described as strenuous there are some tricky sections. A mountain bike is recommended.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
1.7 miles
Time
at least 1hr

Enjoy either a circular walk around Whitton Hill Farm or link up with the public footpath from Flodden Bridge with Milfield village. The link will provide an alternative from using county lanes, where you will be able to appreciate the excellent views into the Milfield Basin.
The walk takes you through both woodland and arable habitats where you will be able to appreciate the flora and fauna they support and some of the environmental enhancement work being carried out through Countryside Stewardship.

Linhope Spout
Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
3 miles
Time
at least 2hrs

Linhope Spout is a 60ft waterfall which is a great spot for a family picnic. Red squirrels can be seen on the way up to the Spout, however if you are not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these shy creatures look out on the forest floor for the Scots Pine cones which they have been feeding on.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
3.5 miles
Time
at least 2.5 hrs

The route follows part of the old Alnwick to Cornhill railway, climbs a wooded hillside, then goes steeply upwards to the top of Kilhan Hill for one of the most breathtaking views in Northumberland National Park.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
4 miles
Time
at least 2hrs

A walk through time taking you from the Market Town of Wooler to the top of Humbleton Hill, through 2000 years of our past. Exhilarating panaramic views of The Milfield Plain and beyond.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
Various routes
Time
at least 2hrs

Explore the site of the famous Anglo-Scottish battle which took place in 1513, 14,000 men perished in just a few hours. Interpretation panels around the trail describe how it all happend.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
Various routes
Time
Times vary

Four routes take you around the countryside near the village. Using old railway tracks, riverside trails, footpaths and bridleways.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
4.3 miles
Time
at least 3hrs

This walk takes you through moorland sheep country surrounded by the sounds of the curlew, oyster catcher, skylark and meadow pipit.

You may see buzzard or kestrel or the recently-arrived red kite in the skies, and the heron in the river valley.

Walking 0  

Route Information

Approx Distance
6 miles
Time
4 hrs

The Chillingham Estate is home to the unique herd of 60 Chillingham cattle which have roamed freely within the 134ha wooded park for hundreds of years. The path leads around the parkland giving walkers the opportunity to see the cattle from safe viewpoints. Also on the route is an area of Open Access land at Ros Castle, and Iron Age hillfort standing in a commanding position on the highest hill in the area. This path is, in places, steep, uneven and remote.

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