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Haydon Bridge to Hexham

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in Northumberland, England, about 14.50km (9.01 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 203m (666ft)
Loss 234m (767ft)
Max. Elevation 240m (787ft)
Elevation (total) 437m (1433ft)
Start
Haydon Bridge Railway Station
End
Hexham Railway Station
Distance 14.50km
(9.01mi)
Duration ~4:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Walbottle Ramblers on 28 Sep 2009
After a steep climb out of Haydon Bridge, there is a short walk along the ridge with fine views over the valley. The route then descends to the valley to follow the river all the way to Hexham.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NY842645
Start of the walk
R.C. church About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid NY840646
After a very short walk up the hill from the rail station, the entrance to the R.C. church is met. Enter the forecourt and the exit is through a small gate in the top left hand corner.
The Tofts About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid NY839650
Pass thro' the gate at the R.C. church and follow the initially indistinct path uphill with the hedge on your left. Pass through 3 kissing gates and the house of Tofts soon comes into view. At the top, exit this field by the small gate on the left to access the minor road.
Old Chapel About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid NY841651
Follow the minor road east until it takes a sharp turn to the left. Here, turn right through a gate into the field. The chapel, which was attended by John Martin, is a little further along the road.
Page Croft About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid NY852653
In the field, initially follow the wall. But after about 200 metres, bear slightly right to bring you to a stile into a small wood. Follow the short path through the wood to the minor road at Page Croft.
Road Junction About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
OS Grid NY846663
Follow the minor road uphill and in a northerly direction ignoring all turns to the left and right until it terminates in a T junction.
Fell Cottage About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid NY855674
At the T junction, turn right onto the bye way. Follow this as far as Fell Cottaage (not Fell House).
Allerwash Hall About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid NY865664
At Fell Cottage, turn right into the field and follow the indistinct footpath to a stile. The signed footpath has a very difficult stream crossing but there is an easier (and quite obvious) alternative. Carry on on this footpath downhill through Allerwash Buildings and to the road at Allerwash Hall.
Allerwash Mill About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid NY875673
From Allerwash Hall, follow the road east to Allerwash Mill, not named on the map.
Paper Mill About 2.78 km (~1.73 miles) from
OS Grid NY902666
At Allerwash Mill, take the signed footpath down to the riverside, passing under the railway bridge. Follow the well signed riverside footpath all the way to the Paper Mill, a distance of about 2.5km.
Warden Bridge End About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid NY910660
At the Paper Mill, follow the road generally east until Warden Bridge End is reached. There are some roadside footpaths which alternate from one side of the road to the other.
Hexham Railway Bridge About 3.44 km (~2.14 miles) from
OS Grid NY939643
At Warden Bridge End, follow the road across the River South Tyne. Once over the bridge, take the cycle way heading east and follow this all the way to Tyne Green, which is indicated by a gate across the path. Follow the path through Tyne Green Park to the road and turn right to the railway bridge.
Hexham Railway Station About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid NY940642
Over the railway bridge, turn left for the short walk to the railway station.

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