The lower tors of the Cheviots

Submitted by Timwoods on 18 November 2011
OS Explorer Map: OL16 - The Cheviot Hills
(4 votes)
A circular, full-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Northumberland (England) starting at Wooler, Northumberland, about 19.8km (roughly 12.3 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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The Cheviot Hills are not the most accessible walking area in the UK; wild and remote, there are few buses leading you near to the bigger tops. But you can still enjoy the beauty of the place with this walk around some of the foothills on the eastern side of the range. Start and finish from Wooler.

Start: Wooler, OS Grid: NT993282
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 634m (2082ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 1245m (4084ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 610m (2002ft)
Max. Elevation: 530m (1738ft)

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OS Grid: NT993282
Start at Wooler, which has sevearl bus connections.
About 2.2 km (roughly 1.4 miles) from 1 OS Grid: NT974270
Heading southwest from the town, follow the lane leading to Brown's Law in the foothills of the Cheviots.
About 4.4 km (roughly 2.7 miles) from 2 OS Grid: NT930268
A long, straight path leads you to Commonbury House. A side trip to Fredden Hill on route is an option if you are feeling fit.
About 1.9 km (roughly 1.2 miles) from 3 OS Grid: NT912262
From Commonbury House, follow the track past the woodland towards Hare Law.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 4 OS Grid: NT907268
Cut away from the path up to the summit of Newton Tors. From here you will get good views of the Cheviot range.
About 1.4 km (roughly 0.9 miles) from 5 OS Grid: NT917278
Head northeast to the secondary summit of Easter Tor.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 6 OS Grid: NT924284
Just north of Easter Tor, pick up the St Cuthbert's Way which leads back to Wooler.
About 3.1 km (roughly 1.9 miles) from 7 OS Grid: NT954280
One final climb - Gains Law, just outside Wooler.
About 2.4 km (roughly 1.5 miles) from 8 OS Grid: NT977273
The St Cuthbert's Way passes the track you came in on; retrace your steps back into the town.
About 1.6 km (roughly 1 miles) from 9 OS Grid: NT991281
Back into town to finish the walk.
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