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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

5 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

View from The Cheviot Hills from the red walking trail in Thrunton Woods






The Castle Hill Walk (way-marked red trail) is a must if you are looking to burn off those extra calories after lunch. The trail winds down to the foot of Thrunton Crags via unsurfaced trail and forest road before climbing steeply to the tops of the crags. Here, you are treated to magnificent views of the Northumbrian landscape with the Cheviot Hills as the backdrop.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit with the dogs. Loved the peace and quiet.

Darren, 29/Apr/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent walk and path (red) clearly marked and well engineered. Myself and my father did it in 1hr20 (fast paced as training at the moment) and is a good route for improving condition.

Jennie, 16/Apr/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

I love thrunton climbing and moors so many wonderfull views .

patricia dobson, 14/Dec/2016
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What's Here?

  • Trail (hard)
  • Some off-road walking and a very steep ascent to the top of Thrunton Crag.
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OS Grid ref: NU085097
Postcode: NE66 4SD

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Kielder Castle

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