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The lower tors of the Cheviots

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Northumberland in Northumberland, England, about 18.90km (11.74 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 475m (1558ft)
Descent 451m (1479ft)
Max. Elevation 530m (1738ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 926m (3037ft)
Start & End
Distance 18.90km
Duration ~7:00h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 18 Nov 2011
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Start at Wooler, which has sevearl bus connections.
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Heading southwest from the town, follow the lane leading to Brown's Law in the foothills of the Cheviots.
About 2.24 km (~1.39 miles) from
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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 4.40 km (~2.73 miles) from
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From Commonbury House, follow the track past the woodland towards Hare Law.
About 1.90 km (~1.18 miles) from
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Cut away from the path up to the summit of Newton Tors. From here you will get good views of the Cheviot range.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
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Head northeast to the secondary summit of Easter Tor.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
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Just north of Easter Tor, pick up the St Cuthbert's Way which leads back to Wooler.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
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One final climb - Gains Law, just outside Wooler.
About 3.08 km (~1.91 miles) from
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The St Cuthbert's Way passes the track you came in on; retrace your steps back into the town.
About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from
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Back into town to finish the walk.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from

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