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Explore Wooler Common Woodland Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Yeavering ancient woodland near Wooler. Northumberland. NE England Conservancy




Wooler Common is situated in Cheviot Hills country in Northumberland National Park.

A wild and beautiful area that masks a turbulent past. Wooler and the surrounding lands endured frequent raids by marauding Scots between the fourteenth and sixteenth century and later by the border raiders or 'Reivers'. Wooler Common's recent past is less bloodthirsty.

Acquired by the Forestry Commission in 1960, the Common has a pleasant mix of maturing plantation woodland and open 'common', criss-crossed by a network of public and permissive paths. An easy access trail encircles two picturesque ponds at the heart of this mixture of mature woodland and open common.

Trails for everyone

Car Park facility with information point (unmanned) giving access to Wooler Common Easy Going Trail, St Cuthbert's Way and a network of public and permissive paths. A wheelchair suitable 'less-abled' trail with handrail and tapping boards for the visually impaired starts and finishes near the car park.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Our first visit away fromt he crowded coast. So wild and beautiful we loved it and Bella was in her element. We'll visit again before we go home to Norfolk "...awfully flat..."

John and Liz Thomson & Bella (Golden Retriever), 22/Jul/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely in awe. Love the common so much we go everyday. Magical. Thank you. What more can I say. what a wonderful place. x

vanessa & arthur hughes, 2/Jun/2014

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Last updated: 29th February 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Dog bin
  • Please use the dog bin provided to dispose of your bagged dog waste. Don't give your dog a bad name!
  • Dogs
  • Please use the dog bin provided to dispose of your bagged dog waste. Don't give your dog a bad name!
  • Horse riding
  • Horses welcome
  • Prehistoric
  • 'Kettles' iron age hillfort is located on Wooler Common.
  • Walking
  • The easy-going trail at Wooler Common is 1km in length and built on a wheelchair accessible path, that is surfaced with tarmac and contains no gradient greater than 10%. Handrails are present on any inclines. Benches are placed every few yards. Access onto the wider Common is via unsurfaced paths.
  • Visually impaired
  • Tapping rail under the handrail on the walk around the pond.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: NT977274
Postcode: NE71 6RJ

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Kielder Castle

01434 250209

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