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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

2 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Family at an information area in Thrunton wood. Kielder FD





The Crag Top Walk (way-marked green trail) is ideal if you only require a short walk to stretch your legs or to walk the dog. This trail includes resting places with picturesque views of Whittingham and beyond. The melodious sound of woodland birdsong can be heard in summer and often roe deer can be spotted amongst the trees.

What do other visitors say?

I noticed that there was a restriction on dogs off lead march to july because of nesting birds but,I could'nt understand it.

Are dogs allowed off lead on the paths ?

Ross alexander, 7/Mar/2017

Dogs should be on a lead on any open moorland sections as there are likely to be ground nesting birds which would be disturbed by a dog running off the lead.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time at Thrunton. Lovely walk, very easy to navigate and the dogs loved it.

Ben, 12/May/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Still no way marker after seat, gambled on right and proved correct.

Phil, 11/Apr/2015
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What's Here?

  • Trail (moderate)


OS Grid ref: NU085097
Postcode: NE66 4SD

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Kielder Castle

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