When visiting Northumberland, it is well worth exploring Cheviot and the Northumberland National Park.
If you like hill walking then this is the place for you! You can even check out or activities page and get yourself a guide to help navigate your way through some dramatic scenery.
One thing Northumberland isn’t short of is fresh air! Whilst we talk about the Northumberland Coast a lot, and why wouldn’t we, its breathtaking, sometimes quite literally! Head inland 25 miles for an altogether different experience of Northumberland!
Straddling the English – Scottish Boarder climbing to the summit of Cheviot takes you to the highest point in Northumberland at 815 meters, where on a good day you can see for miles both into England and Scotland.
Forming part of the Northumberland National Park, there’s lots of options for walking in the Cheviot Hills and even if the weather isn’t great, take the opportunity to cover the lower lying valley areas. See beautiful waterfalls and stunning scenery.
Prepare for all weathers in National Park as the ground can be damp and marshy, kit yourself out well with walking boots and water proof coats and we’d recommend gaiters for the bottom of your trousers if going when there has been lots of rain.
Wind through the valley and over the river several times, mainly finding stepping stones, passing small waterfalls and begin an accent up the boarder fence between Scotland and England.
The summit of Cheviot doesn’t offer spectacular views but a quick pit stop and march across the paved path soon brings you to a stile where we were able to hop over hitting some lovely views of the valley.
Top Tips for walking Cheviot:
Take layers – Cheviot is quite exposed on the top and when the wind is blowing it can be cold until you drop back down to shelter again.
Take water proofs
Take gaiters if you have them – the ground can be soft and marshy too in places so wet feet are a high possibility
A change of cloths for when you get back to the car
A flask of coffee – whether you stop en route or once you’re back at the car, you’ll have earnt it!